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Old 01-31-13, 05:29 PM
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Is Buy.com reliable?

I am interested in buying a DVD set from them. They have it in stock and cheapest by $15 from anyone else. Finding really mixed reviews but most of the negative ones seem to be mostly avoidable.

Just curious if it's worth taking a shot using them or not. Thanks!

(I did try a search but nothing really came up with this topic, except for one in 2000, so if there is and I missed it, sorry!)
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Re: Is Buy.com reliable?

In years past they were really bad for me, but in the past couple of years I have placed 5 orders and always got the stuff quickly.
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Thanks, think I'm going to risk it. My credit card is really good at alerting to me if something bad is going on and it's a good deal. It helps to have someone reaffirm it!
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Re: Is Buy.com reliable?

They are one of the old guard of online stores. Very popular for DVD's and electronics purchases c. 1998-2000. But then their prices became not so great, and shipping charges kind of killed it, so people stopped shopping there. They were acquired a couple years ago by some Japanese company, so any past experiences with Buy.com may not be applicable to today's site.
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Well, for what I want, they have free shipping, so that's always a help. Order the set, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it comes ok!
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Re: Is Buy.com reliable?

Anytime I've ever ordered from Buy.com I've had good service although their prices are hit/miss, and that was before Rakuten. Now they have this silly deal where you earn points for buying there. I don't care about Rakuten Super Points, just give me a good price on something I want/need and I'll buy it there.

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and "Rakuten.com" is so much easier to remember than "Buy.com"..
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From the email I was sent, they were bought out by a company in Japan which explains the name. For what it's worth, the set I bought came today. Packaging was good; came in a box with a air pillow thing. Was exactly what was pictured, so I'm happy.

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