As the day is fast approaching for the group could I ask for some help but please bear in mind I am new to these forums and am just nervous about doing the group buys ( or a seller) for the first time etc which take you through to PayPal.
I just want some reassurance as you hear about some nightmare scenarios about false PayPal pages and I assume that as these are hosted via the hdef server they are all checked / okay.
Appreciate any help advice anyone can give. please note I am not suggesting the site or anyone is not safe it's just I haven't used this site before and would like some help and advice
Thanks in advance
Thanks for the response, can I ask what if the buy is not a GB host
And you mean ordering direct from the website?
If so, some members have posted saying that they have had some problems with their cards having had false transactions, etc made on them however for me I used a visa credit card and **touch wood** have had no issues at all and plan on doing the same again for Sucker Punch tomorrow.
You are perfectly safe with all GB hosts m, there's no need to worry
We though that offering more currency payments will provide more convenience for members, but ignore the problem of exchange rate differences.
We have asked the CreditCard bank,they said all payments must be settled in US dollars.
And if a member from a non dollar currency country orders in its own currency, the exchange rate difference will arise, for example:UK members or EU members place the order in GBP or EUR
system will exchange it to USD first.then checkout it to our bank account.
The cheapest way are all the members place the order in US dollars, so your exchange rate will be much cheaper.
In order to enable all members to save more money cost, we get rid of the pound and Euro from webstore, only left the US dollar,its the most economical way.
GB hosts are the people that run the Group Buys.
So for example - I run the KimchiDVD and Blufans group buys, carllenc runs the Film Arena group buys.
Just because the host is abroad doesn't mean anything, that shouldn't be of a concern to you.
@snow flake A couple of notes to put your mind at ease:
1- The guys have been doing this for years, there is no need to worry.
2- When you go to pay via the new GB system, the page is hosted by PayPal, where you confirm your details just like you would when you buy any website that supports PayPal payments.
3- The issue some reported - when buying from HDZeta's own store directly - was addressed yesterday in the post quoted below.
Ultimately, it all comes down to whether you prefer to pay with PayPal, in that case go with the GB (you'll be supporting this forum) or by card then you can buy direct.
Thanks for your help and for the update from HD zeta - still not sure about using their web site and will try here for sucker punch tomorrow and support this web site
Daft question again - you say new GB system - that's this web site as a whole is secure as its the GB host (main web site) - for some reason I thought this was up in another country
Please don't laugh - I did say I was new and not good at the internet