Jogeephus wrote:Been looking at buying something and was wondering in today's internet age how do you know the place is legit. It seems most businesses intentionally omit their mailing address to force you to contact them via e-mail. You can dial them on the phone but that don't mean much. I recently found myself checking up on a company because the amount I'll be spending is a lot to me and I want to be sure they are legit. What I've done so far is to do a reverse check of their phone number and found their physical address. With some digging I determined who actually owns the business and who they bank with. From here I know all about their family and where they came from and their relatives. So far I feel pretty good about the company but I was wondering what other steps I could make to be sure they are worthy of my business. I am considering calling the Chamber of Commerce in the town and inquiring about them. Don't mean to sound paranoid but this is more money than I'm willing to lose. Any suggestions?
agmantoo wrote:I also buy frequently off the internet. I pay using my credit card and go through PayPal. I do not give PayPal access to extract from my bank account. This way I feel that I have more recourse if something goes wrong. My CC company seems to be very alert. I tried to pump gas twice in secession when recently filling up. First I bought lawnmower fuel and unintentionally shut the pump off. I immediately reset the pump and my cell phone rang while the pump said see the attendant. I was told by the CC company that they thought someone was "testing" the card. I had an order held for a day until the CC company verified that it was me that had ordered a flat screen TV as the purchase was inconsistent with the type of goods I normally order. The was no question or delay when I ordered a water pump ($1200) for a Cat. I actually like the CC company looking over my shoulder.
hooknline wrote:...................... I found her new name and home phone number and called her up. She was impressed
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