Well I did it, finally.
I just made my first internet purchase, of anything. Cecil will be glad to know that I just ordered the entire Straight Dope library, as well as a DVD. I ordered from Amazon, sorry Cece I’d have used the store on this site, but with the Illinois tax it would have cost to much more to make it worth the loyalty.
So I’m asking what everyones opinion on internet shopping is. I have been online for a long time, and it wasn’t a matter of naivite’ that slowed me down. For some reason i’ve always just liked shopping of the rack or shelf. Immediate gratification I guess. Catalogs, and online stuff never appealed to me. But, I got a bug up my ass and did it.
How has Amazon treated everyone? Any complaints? Has anyone ever had any security problems? I had a small amount of concern about that stuff, and Amazons no risk policy made it worth a shot. I’m not a very cautious person, so its not the excuse for waiting so long. Any security problems at all with online issues? They talk about the risks alot, and anytime I run java I get big ole warning, but I can’t say i’ve ever heard of anyone getting screwed. Even newscasts that warn of online dangers never have people who’ve been robbed. The worst I’ve heard first hand is people getting online and altering websites, mostly little jokes, and things about girlfriends, or linking to porn.
So whats the consensus? How many people are avid online shoppers?