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    How to choose the online camera shop without ending up in scams

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    There is an ever-increasing number of people who pursue as a profession or have as a personal hobby activities that require the use of a camera, of one video camera or of an obiettivo.


    For this reason, online purchases of these products are constantly growing, as are the scams that we can suffer by purchasing them from untrusted sites.

    In this article we want to put your attention on choosing the right trustworthy online camera shop, without having to run the risk of being deceived.



    What are the benefits of buying digital products online?

    First, it's good to know what the biggest benefits are shopping online.


    The benefits are few, but very significant as they do not concern only the price, but also the immediate availability of the products and the convenience of receiving them directly at home in a short time and, moreover, according to the various e-commerce sites, you will not have to necessarily pay the additional shipping costs.

    How to choose the website to buy digital products without falling into scams?

    There are three elements to consider if you want to proceed to purchase digital products online safely.

    The first element is the price, and the reason is really simple: i digital products, especially the cameras and lenses, have a small profit margin and for this reason the prices have little difference between them in the various internet sites, up to a maximum of one hundred euros.


    There can be no higher differences except for some particular promotions, such as those of Black Friday at the end of November or in offers at certain times of the year, such as sales after Christmas festivities.



    If the price differs by more than 30 and 40 percent, it is good to be very careful as we are very close to a scam; the product may have been imported from outside Europe and, therefore, would not enjoy and would not be liable for any warranty valid in Spain, but we can even fall into the purchase of a used or refurbished item without knowing it.

    The second element, on the other hand, concerns the payment method.


    To be protected and have greater security, it is better to proceed with the purchase through rechargeable credit cards or, alternatively, the PayPal account, which is able to provide insurance coverage in the case of online scams.

    Better to be wary of purchases that require PostePay because they do not give the right guarantees, as the transactions are not linked to a purchase or sale movement. Obviously, pay close attention to all those online shops that require payments only by credit card, be it Mastercard or VISA.

    One solution could be to pay on delivery (the classic cash on delivery) of the purchased product, even if there is often an increase in the cost of shipping costs ... but it is a small burden that can be easily borne, especially if the product is a device as valuable as it can be a laptop, a television or of course one professional digital SLR of the latest generation with which to make "cover photos".

    The third element concerns the delivery of the package. Before signing the goods receipt sheet to the courier, we advise you to check that the package is well sealed, not tampered with and that it is perfectly intact.


    It is recommended to check the condition of the package before signing it because afterwards it is no longer possible to make any complaints. In case it is damaged, we can exercise the control reserve, or make sure of the integrity of the goods.



    Another significant detail, to which few pay attention, concerns the initial part of the web address, which must begin with https. It is very important, as the final s indicates that the site correctly processes the transaction of your personal data and those of your credit card.

    If you are interested in purchasing digital products and especially those already mentioned cameras, camcorders e target, we advise you to buy them online, as they are delivered in a short time compared to stores, where, on the other hand, you run the risk that they are not immediately available and, therefore, must be specially ordered by extending the shipping times.

    Shopping online is always a little risky, but by paying attention to the rules just described and with a little common sense, we can buy with confidence and meet our needs.


    What are you waiting for? Run to find the best digital products to get yourself a great one Christmas gift!

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