FWIW, Deerso is an Amazon.com affiliate (or whatever they call companies that
hitch a ride on the Amazon cloud). I wanted to bash them in a review on Amazon
but, apparently, because I didn't place the order through Amazon I couldn't
figure out if/how I could do it.
I've been ordering online for many years, with knowns and unknowns, and only
been burned a couple times (that's when you find out how good your credit card
Bob Spidell - San Jose, CA
Avoid buying from an online vendor unless it has a well-known good
reputation, or a brick-and-mortar presence!
The vendors to avoid are ones who offer zillions of different types of
things, and are vague about their physical location. At best, they
are just trolling for orders that eventually get relayed to somebody
else for fulfillment. A few months ago I ordered some welding supplies
from an online vendor that appeared to be nearby and listed exactly
what I wanted. I placed the order, and ended up waiting three weeks,
instead of the day or two that I had anticipated. They address they
listed (in an obscure part of the web site) turned out to be some
random house in NJ, and the stuff was eventually shipped from Florida.
Of course, the concept of drop-shipping predates the internet by many
years. Go look at some of the small ads in the back of a 1970's
Popular Mechanics magazine. :-)
Lots of smaller traditional merchants (e.g. specialist hardware
stores) do online sales, but they brag about (and tell you the
location of) their brick-and-mortar establishment.
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Lee Daniels <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Pretty annoying that the website is inaccurate (and our credit card
>> might be having a word or two with them).
>> On 4/9/2011 7:10 AM, Mark wrote:
> Note the review here:
> Pretty much takes them off my radar forever.
> - Lee
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