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How can you tell if an online retailer is legit?

debun 6 24 July 26, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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I used google shopping to search for a Nikon 55-300mm VR lense and found a retailer which I won’t mention in case it is a scam. They accept paypal but the link doesn’t seem to be secure (https vs http). I tried doing some more research and it turns out the phone number is VOIP from NC but they are located in NYC. A google maps search also comes up blank even though they claim to have been in business +10 years. I concluded it to be a SCAM and curious is folks do similar checks when purchasing from online retailers?
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I concluded it to be a SCAM and curious is folks do similar checks when purchasing from online retailers?
Most use common sense and wait until their is an actual "hot deal" sale/coupon code/rewards offer, etc from a well-known name/source before buying bigger ticket items.

Unless someone's a tween...they should have enough impulse control as an adult to pre-plan their future bigger ticket purchases and then be prepared to jump when the right time arises.

Making rash higher value purchase decisions can be more costly in more ways than one.
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Email them and ask them if theyre legit
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