by Mike Masnick

New Study Says People Not Afraid To Shop Online

from the conflicting-studies dept

It was just last week (wasn't it?) that we had a study (paid for by a company that wanted to provide secure transaction software) saying that people were going to shop less online due to fear of fraud and scams like phishing (which have nothing to do with shopping online). This week, thanks to some research paid for by PayPal/eBay we have a study saying exactly the opposite. It turns out, according to this study, that the increase in stories about these scams means that shoppers are much more sophisticated and careful about buying online, but they're planning to buy more and many feel the internet is much safer for shopping these days. In other words, you can't trust either study as both are impossibly biased by the money that paid for them.

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    AMetamorphosis, 11 May 2004 @ 9:07am

    Pro online shopping

    Well 5 minutes ago, between taking technical support calls for my employer, I used to purchase a copy of The Kids in The Hall's " Brain Candy " for a total of 9.36 delivered in a few days to my door via ... since I've ordered there before, it took me more time to write this reply then it did for me to purchase the DVD.

    I relish the ease, cost factor, and simplicity of online shopping.

    Does anyone actually go to the mall for these things today ?

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