Hey there! So, I need some hardware that is rather hard to find in my country or the pricing is absurd (I live in the EU). I wondered off to Amazon.co.uk and found some interesting deals, yet I am having a hard time figuring out who ships internationally and who does not. I want to get a few things (I'll post a list, maybe you know stores other than amazon that has them) "Gunnar" Gamer glasses (I'm staring at monitors for extensive periods of time, both gaming and studies, I need something like this). A Blue Yeti (+ pop filter). A new monitor (24" preferred)
Also, what is the process a store has to go through to work with amazon? I see a lot of "just opened" stores that offer decent prices, but I don't want to get scammed or anything. So, how legit are new stores on amazon?
A little story, can they do that? (I'm new to buying physical items online, I usually just shop for games) Paying via card, so I ordered a few things online and paid with my debt card, my bank registered the payment, reserved the needed amount of money, but the retailer I bought from was unhappy for some reason and asked me to send either the receipt for payment or a picture of my card. I sent them a screenshot with all the info they asked for, the next day they said it was not what they need (I read their instructions and sent EXACTLY what they asked for) and insisted that I send them a picture/scan of my card. I refused and canceled my purchase. So, is that legal or okay? Should I just get paypal or something to save time?
If you could spare some info on this or anything else I should know, that would be awesome.
asked Oct 26 '12 at 09:22
Shopping online is tricky. It's tricky in the sense that you need to know who's trusted and who's not. I will admit, I made a couple bad buys in the past. Either they scammed the living hell out of me or I didn't get what I wanted. If I am not wrong, Amazon has a protection program for all its buyers so you need not worry about being scammed. You just need to file a report if anything is not right or you sense something fishy like when that seller asked for a picture of your card. I would suggest you get PayPal cause it's not only convenient but safe as well. Merchants online nowadays have tricks up their sleeves when it comes to card transactions.
I'm not based in the EU and never was, I can't help you on that. However, often times if you would contact the online store or the seller itself, they can say send you an invoice through PayPal (if you are using PayPal) and they can send you the item. Sent via normal post or courier service. I'm based in Asia at this current time, in Jakarta, Indonesia, and shipping to this place is little to none, so I have to do that individually contacting the seller on my own.
I'm work on the computer a lot, around 8 to 10 hours in front of a screen and in front of a TV either watching a movie on my PS3 or actually gaming other times. I've honestly never have had issues with eye fatigue, and 8 to 10 hours is more than what my dad (who's busier than I am) spends on the computer. I have a pair of GUNNARS Optik and it didn't really improved much of anything. I can't say it reduces fatigue cause I don't get them in the first place, but most of what GUNNARS claim are pure make-believes. This article here sheds some light on this issue and I myself can't deny that this publisher is making sense.
Anyways, I've typed a lot. If you have read to here, I appreciate your effort and time and I hope I have helped you in one way or another. If this is gibberish, I apologize.
answered Oct 27 '12 at 08:03
Gunnar's are going to be pricey no matter where you buy them, if you are looking at monitor for lengths of time, i suggest a filter for the monitor instead or even just taking it easy! if you get uncomfortable because you are staring at a screen for too long, perhaps you are doing just that, staring at a screen for too long! take a break man! go outside get some air!
With regards for purchasing from amazon, they are a reputable source and buying through them is safe, if you don't receive goods purchased you take it up with amazon and they will most likely help you out, i have purchased through amazon many times without any issue.
You said you live in the EU, Europe is a pretty big place man! be more specific are you in the UK? Because i am in the UK and buy a lot of electronic goods from ebuyer.com, cheap and next day delivery, not sure about delivery to mainland Europe though.
answered Oct 26 '12 at 10:25