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23Sep/120

Online Shopping: Safe Practices

Dear Friends,

Thanks for visiting my blog.

These days Online Shopping has been the way of purchase of items like electronics, pendrives, computer accessories, shoes, even dresses, etc.

I see the following reasons on why online shopping is becoming very popular in India:

  • Price
  • Time Saving
  • Door Step Delivery

I have known my friends who do online shopping very frequently and I personally have been shopping online starting with Ebay 7 years back and atleast 5 other websites till now.

Over the years I have known people who have lost lot of money or paid for inferior quality goods online and also lost faith in online shopping sites.

I personally have bought almost Rs. 40,000 worth of gadgets online over a period of 7 years, which is not a very huge figure when compared to my other friends.

Out of all my online purchases, I had problem with my recent purchase with site shopclues.com, I had problem that customer care is not responding to emails and they are not even picking the calls. I know lot of other people who had their orders delivered ontime from shopclues.com, but mine was totally different I got courier consignment number which is not valid number, not just me I could see that there are 10 other people who were facing same problem like me from their website feedback system and forums. After waiting for 15 good days and calling them almost daily and writing 2 emails I finally decided to use my WEAPON and it worked like a charm. I would explain the simple principles below.

Whenever I buy ONLINE i follow a specific RULE by which I am sure my MONEY is safe.

Always have a credit card with lower credit limits like Rs. 20,000 or so
Always PAY online purchases using low limit CREDIT CARD

The main advantage of doing so are as follows:
Because of lower limit, even if my card get hacked i won't loose much money so I can fearlessly shop on any website
I will have approximately 30 days from date of purchase to raise a dispute with my credit card company to stop payment for the purchase if i face any problem with item delivery or even quality.

With shopclues.com when i failed to contact them after trying for 15 days, I called my credit card company and raised a dispute and as expected, I got response to my emails the very next day afternoon and got a call from shopclues.com in the evening and they readily agreed to refund my payment. I told them if they can refund that is fine, otherwise my Credit Card company would take of the same as I raised a dispute and interestingly my order was cancelled and refund was initiated in 2 minutes after the call was disconnected.

I am a big fan of online shopping as it would save your some money and lot of time. So I would recommend you to do the following while buying online.

Check feedback of the site and also the particular seller (wherever applicable like ebay, shopclues, etc)
Pay using your lower limit CREDIT CARD
Make sure you try to communicate with customer care
When CC is Clue-Less then contact credit card company and raise dispute, while raising dispute you need to prove that you contacted customer care and they didn't respond.

Hope this helps.

Keep visiting my blog as I would be posting interesting topics on various topics related to technology, finance, etc.

8Mar/120

Apple IPAD3 available @ $499

Hi Friends,
Today Apple has announced launch of Apple IPAD3 and it is likely to be priced at $499 and should be available in March 2012.

It is expected to have high resolution camera, better voice recognition, light weight, slim design.

More details awaited.

Will keep everyone updated with latest information.

Thanks for visiting the blog.

Regards,
Leela

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8Mar/120

Apple IPAD3 Launch event Live Blog

Hi Friends,
Apple has invited for media conference on 7th March 2012 1 PM EST. The last updates from the event can be known by following the live coverage of the event by gdgt.com @ http://live.gdgt.com/live-apple-ipad-3-event-coverage/

I guess Apple would make this event a BIG SUCCESS with LAUNCH on powerful IPAD and other Apple products.

Regards,
Leela

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14Jan/110

Notion Ink Adam @ CES 2011 Video

Hi Friends,

Notion Ink Adam was featured @ CES 2011. The device got a very nice feedback from different tech gadget review sites and critics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MQAAfgOkvw

All the best Rohan and team.. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

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13Nov/100

Adam : “Ipad Killer” Made in India

Hi Friends,

 Hope you are all doing good..  Today while reading news paper i happened to see about a guy Rohan, CEO of the company Notion Ink which is creating the Ipad Killer it is called as Adam.

I visited their site and blog and i see the feature are AMAZING, it is real killer in features when compared to Ipad.  It is still the making and is expected to be released soon.

I recommend you all to visit their site & blog and check out the gadget which comes with Andriod.. Let's with Rohan and team ALL the very BEST.

For all those who are willing to buy a tablet pc.. i would say WATCH OUT for Adam 🙂

Blog: http://notionink.wordpress.com/

Site: http://notionink.in

Happy Weekend.

Regards,

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20Oct/100

Types of 3G Phones

Hi Friends,

3G fever is taking over India in a few months from now as private telecom companies are going to start 3G services all over India.

Having a 3G network is ONLY good if we have a 3G phone with a 3G SIM card in it 🙂

I did some research on 3G phones and found some useful information which i wanted to share for the benefit of all.

There are 2 types of 3G phones available today, some give true 3G experience while others can support only low speed 3G access.

What is WCDMA and HSPA?
HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) is a new generation communication protocol that allows data connections up to 21 Mbps per user in good coverage and quality conditions. Today mobile phones, datacards & USB dongles are available with HSPA.

WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is a 3G technology version that allows data connections up to 384 kbps per user (64kbps, 128kbps, 384 kbps) in good coverage and quality conditions.

What are the benefits of HSPA over WCDMA?
HSPA allows you to get the best experience of 3G. Given the same bandwidth for WCDMA and HSPA, HSPA allows higher bit rates compared to WCDMA to be delivered to the end users.
Major advantages include:
Faster downloads and sophisticated applications support
Faster response time between network and device, improving the download times and network performance
Improved network performance also leads to significant savings in the battery life of the device
Far better experience due to quality reception resulting from the higher bit rates

6Oct/100

Dell “Streak” Smartphone-tablet available in India

Hi Friends,
While browsing the NET today i saw an amazing news that Dell "Streak" a smartphone-tablet from Dell is available in India for Rs. 34,990.

Dell "Streak" is a Android based tablet with features of both a smartphone and a tablet in a single portable device. It is designed to provide people the best 'on-the-go' entertainment, social networking, and navigation experience.

Dell "Streak" is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8250 mobile processor.

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/dell-streak-comes-to-india-costs-rs-34990/132422-11.html?from=tn

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