Question by cipher: How do i make my parents trust Online Shopping?
I want a blackberry flip 8220. It’s completely sold out in stores in Hyderbad, India as well as most part of India. Its available on the internet but the sad part is that my parents dont trust in Online Shopping as they still think the store guys will mess around with my dads credit card. How do i make them realize that their take on it wrong?? Please help guys!
Thanks in advance.
Answer by Yahzmin (US) (???)
If a person is convinced of something, it is virtually impossible to change their minds, sorry. Some arguments you can try, though, are:
> Do they use the credit card over the phone? Is the phone wireless? The data can be ‘snatched’ there as well, since wireless phone calls are NOT private. They can easily be ‘tapped’ into and listened to by scammers.
> Do they use the credit card in a store or restaurant? Any employee can easily take the information from any credit card as they run it and use it themselves.
> Do they bank on-line? How is that safe and using the credit card is not?
> ALL transactions, in person, by phone or on-line, depend on repeat customers. You don’t get repeat customers if word gets out that you are stealing credit card information. Research the store on-line and see if it has any complaints against it. Also, verify that it has ‘secure’ checkout.
> See if the store takes PayPal and see if your parents would feel more secure using that site to pay. PayPal adds an extra layer of protection for the security of their credit card & its information.
Now, using a credit card on-line is probably less risky than some of the above, as there are so MANY transactions happening on-line at any given time, the risks are greatly lowered that your one transaction will be tagged and its information stolen.
I should add, that NONE of this convinced my husband, who was just like your parents. What finally convinced HIM — was when he found something HE wanted that was only available on-line. THEN, he was willing to shop on-line!
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