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Buying Things Online


#1

What are some ways to buy things online without giving personal information? i.e. pre paid cards.


#2

Prepaid cards would be my first choice, ones that you have registered or delivered to an address that has no connection with you.


#3

Paypal is always good.

If you’re super paranoid and don’t trust paypal with any bank accounts or credit card numbers, do online surveys that wire money into your paypal account.

I made $40 in the past, then got fed up with reading stupid survey shit that I don’t care about and called it quits.


#4

i think paypal it’s very safe


#5

Are people STILL caught up in giving personal details over the internet? Jeez…its 2009.


#6

I always buy my photographic stuff with paypal. Never had a problem and its accepted almost everywere :slight_smile:


#7

Ditto with paypal. It’s really easy, quick, and safe.


#8

[quote]hardgnr wrote:
Are people STILL caught up in giving personal details over the internet? Jeez…its 2009.[/quote]

x2

No reason to be paranoid, just buy from sites that are “respected” or well known…

Shit, I don’t even abide that rule, I buy from whereever. Ya, I’m that core…


#9

I buy supps, books, art supplies, jewelry (for the wife), clothes, shoes… a lot of stuff. I always give my credit card info. But I’m always careful to be sure the site has a secure server and asks for the 3-4 digit code on my credit card. Seems safe to me.


#10

As long as you do it through a legit site/source like paypal, you’re fine. I don’t think people understand just how secure modern cryptographic systems are.