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Old 12-14-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hi, I have completed a couple of projects and wanted to check out buying on the internet to maximise my profit.
Has anyone bought heavy duty items on the internet. I have used the general shopping sites of course but wanted to use the new specialist e-stores that have sprung up - how does one check they are ok?

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Old 12-14-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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Hi, I have completed a couple of projects and wanted to check out buying on the internet to maximise my profit.
Has anyone bought heavy duty items on the internet. I have used the general shopping sites of course but wanted to use the new specialist e-stores that have sprung up - how does one check they are ok?
that's very vague.

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Do the usual due diligence of checking for what background info and history you can - realizing this can be difficult to do online. Medium to larger, established resellers, etc.

Use a credit card that offers online buyer protection.
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Check the Better Business Bureau site.

I have nothing against shopping online for things and especially those specialized. But do remember, the online supplier may be cheaper but probably contributes nothing back, or like box stores, as little as it has to to your community. Shop the locals still remaining when you can and unless the price difference is just too extreme or is non-negotiable.

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:22 AM   #5
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I have been browsing to see if I can make good savings using the internet.
Where I live in Queensland Australia there are only 2 main players and the prices do not vary - very limited competition; except on the internet - but what are the rules!? I do like to support small to medium local businesses & also who adhere to some environmental ethics & give good service but that seems to be stretching it a bit here where the philosophy seems to be 'like it or lump it'. I found an online fixings company who say they are in Queensland - whose prices seem so low as to whats the catch? Just wanted to know what the general consensus was to buying construction hardware online was?
Free samples - perhaps I will just try them out anyway and see how I go!!
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