Shopping on the internet has therefore made buying convenient. However, buying goods on the internet is different from buying in a shop where you can touch the product or even try it on. This articles outlines some of the main risks associated with buying on the internet.
- The product may not meet your expectations or may be of poor quality. While buying on Ebay, you are relying on the description provided by the seller or any photos of the products that are on the website. Because you can’t see the product in real life before you pay for it, sometimes when the product is delivered you may discover that it’s not what you expected.
- There is a risk that the seller is not reliable. While buying on Ebay, you have to believe that the seller is trustworthy; has the product as described on Ebay, and that they will ship it to you after you have paid for it. Although most sellers are reliable, some sellers fail to ship the product to the customer or the product they ship is not exactly what they described on Ebay. Of course you can’t be certain that every seller you will deal with is trustworthy, and you simply have to believe that they will be reliable and that they are trustworthy. Ebay allows sellers to be reviewed, so if you buy on Ebay on a regular basis, you may consider buying from sellers with good feedback.
- Some sellers fail to communicate with their customers. It’s possible that after you have paid for something, and if you have questions regarding the product, the seller may not answer your emails.
- There is a risk that even if the seller ships the product, your product may be lost in transit to you or may be damaged. Although this risk is minimal, it can happen.
It’s fun and convenient buying on Ebay. You must however be aware of these risks so that you can successfully shop on Ebay.