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Old 23.09.2011, 18:22
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Buying something online via prepayment/bank transfer

Hi,

I'm in the mood to buy a new camera, and have found (via topprise) a company called "powerch" who have it for a really good price.

And I mean a very good price! Although other companies (that I've also not dealt with) have it for a little bit more, so it's not outrageously low.

To get the best price though I have to prepay via a bank transfer. And this is where I'm a little anxious. Especially as the camera is new and not released yet in Switzerland. Can I rest assured that it should be safe and I'm not going to get screwed over somehow? Am worried things such as "bait and switch". Is consumer law here in Switzerland good? Should I feel confident in my prepayment?

Cheers for any advice!


Simon
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Old 23.09.2011, 18:30
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And this is where I'm a little anxious. Especially as the camera is new and not released yet in Switzerland. Can I rest assured that it should be safe and I'm not going to get screwed over somehow? Am worried things such as "bait and switch".
And you're absolutely sure the site in question actually has the camera in stock? It could be a case of "bait and wait".
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Old 23.09.2011, 18:34
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And you're absolutely sure the site in question actually has the camera in stock? It could be a case of "bait and wait".
Hi. Nope, they don't have it stock as it's not even been released.


Why do I have the feeling this may be a case of "if it's too good to be true, it probably is"?
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Hi. Nope, they don't have it stock as it's not even been released.


Why do I have the feeling this may be a case of "if it's too good to be true, it probably is"?
No risk, no glory. However, online shops normally have credit card payment options...

How about showing the link of the place you found it?
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Old 23.09.2011, 18:53
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Re: Buying something online via prepayment/bank transfer

Hi desperate, yeah they do take CC, but they want to charge a surcharge for it. Lots of the sellers seem to want to charge extra for using Post Finance or CCs too. Very irritating.

Link to seller on toppreise.
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