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The following are the additional areas you need to investigate before you make any online purchase.
Approved By Accredited Body
oldest but the most safest way is to speak to a friend whom you know
who have dealt with the merchant but even better than this and the
testimonials posted on the merchant's site is through the endorsements
done by 3rd parties, such as accredited bodies namely, BBB Online and
subsidiary of the more well known Better Business Bureaus, as of this
writing, BBBOnline has over 27,000 website merchants that are enrolled
into their Safe Shopping program to identify trustworthy businesses on
A merchant who is
enrolled into this program has basically met the minimum requirement of
operating 1 year in business, a satisfactory complaint handling record,
provides verified information on the company ownership and management
with street address and telephone number at which they conduct their
Another feature you should look out for before buying watches online is
the BizRate consumer reviews of stores and products. Bizrate is the
Web's largest and most trusted consumer feedback network. Look for a
rating of at least 8 and above. Merchants are rated on the 16 quality
points ranging from purchase experience during checkout and after-sale
delivery and fulfillment experience by real consumers.
Another way to ensure the watches you purchased is in good working
condition is by checking out the merchant's return policy. Tpyically a
14-30 day return policy is not uncommon. On your end to make the return
a smooth one, you should ensure the product is unused and make sure all
materials are returned and this includes, manual, box, and warranty
Take special note
that shipping charges are not refundable and there is usually a 5%
restokcing fee if you are exchanging for another watch instead. If the
watch is faulty, a good merchant should cover the cost of shipping the
replacement items to you.
such a policy will ensure the merchants are responsible for the
personal and financial information you provide them during any
security is an often overlook feature by most consumers. To ensure that
your payment details are not stolen by unscupulous hackers, make sure
the merchant you deal with has put in place at least one of the
following protection mechanism on their ecommerce site such as VeriSign
Secured, GeoTrust, CyberSource, Amex Fraud Protection or HackerSafe.
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