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    How to check a shopping site is valid?

    Hi,

    recently I ran into

    mixitforme.com and they were selling very cheap items that I want, and would make some good birthday presents, and etc. I know that christmas is right around corners, and you wonderful people at sitepoint have been doing a lot of shopping online..

    So, how do I go about checking how a site like

    mixitforme.com is valid ? If I place and order, and do not get my items.. how do I go about getting a refund and such?

    Thanks

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    As long as you use a major credit card (and sometimes a check card) you can always do a chargeback if the items are not as advertised, or are not delivered.

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    But back to your original question - online programs like the BBB Online are good things to look for also. I looked at their site - they look legit. Here are some things I usually look for:
    • Phone number
    • Street address or store address
    • Company history/about page
    • Online associations like BBB or BizRate
    • I add an item to the cart and click "checkout" to see if the checkout process is secured by SSL (https:// instead of http://) This is an absolute must
    • I also check the URL to make sure it's the same site I was just on and browsing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beley
    As long as you use a major credit card (and sometimes a check card) you can always do a chargeback if the items are not as advertised, or are not delivered.
    But, they ship 6-8 weeks.. meaning it will surpass the 60 days money back from most credit card companies.

    That what I was so afraid of.

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    Most credit cards will let you chargeback a sale for up to six months.

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    Hi,

    thanks. I think I rather not take the risk and shop at buy.com

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    I know this it out of the topic, but that site mixitforme.com needs some advice on how to make shopping website that works.. When I go to that site a ad popups for some other company that takes of 1/4 of the left top screen, which blocks your view when your trying to shop.. I bet that helps them lose a lot of sales..


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