A learning Development... re: eBay

van lincoln vlincoln at EARTHLINK.NET
Sat Aug 21 20:09:57 EDT 2004

I'm a charter e-snipe user also, and paid $200 in the beginning, probably
four or five years ago for the points to spend, still have 8000 to go.

So you see that I've bought  PLENTY of items, and use my credit card
most of the time.  You have explained it well.

Some of my friends also share this irrational fear of using
their card on-line as well.  I feel more secure
with a credit card or paypal than money order or anything else!!!
( never accept a cashiers check, too many forgeries are out there!)
Some of them lately have seen the light and thanked me for
getting them used to the benefits of a VISA or MC.......( this is NOT a debit
card, please note.  they do not have the same protections)

van wd8aam

At 07:47 PM 8/21/2004 -0400, john wrote:
>At 07:38 PM 8/21/04 -0400, you wrote:
> >I do not use credit cards on-line....  EVER.
>I do.
>A credit card gives you the most protection against
>fraudulent charges of any  kind of monetary instrument.
>Using a card with a reputable firm online is probably less risky
>than letting a waiter take your card at the end of a meal.  The one time
>my card was defrauded, it was not from an on line scam, but a dishonest
>eatery in Cancun.   Two phone calls and one fax to Mastercard took care of
>"Fixing" the bad charges was alarmingly easy.
>CC's are your best protection in most any transaction. You can contest
>most any charge, and merchants cannot blow off Master/Visa/Amex when
>a complaint comes in, like they can you and I.
>PS: I'm a "charter" Esnipe user. Never have given them a CC number.
>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
>Version: 6.0.727 / Virus Database: 482 - Release Date: 7/26/04

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