I have embraced a number of hobbies over the course of my life, but nothing has been as satisfying as my first love: writing. You can never really write about everything in your life, but blogging gives the perfect avenue for articulating thoughts. This blog is dedicated to writing about life and love and the adventures that accompany both.
Can you resist the urge to buy that branded bag on sale
overseas? Were you tempted to click on
the icon, encode your credit number and realized only later that you were
charged a lot higher? Free international shipping sounds like a “too good to be
true” offer. For many who buy products from international stores, expensive
international shipping costs can be discouraging. What we don’t know is that
there are actually free international shipping services available.
The development of technology has not only bridged
communication but made international shopping possible. This, unfortunately,
does not include free international shipping. How convenient it is nowadays to
get the chance to buy something your geographical location has hindered you
from acquiring. Before trying it, however, consider the advantages and
disadvantages of buying online from international stores.
Aside from avoiding shopping buzz especially on holidays, it
is faster to shop online. With an internet connection, one click of the mouse can
make deals for you, anywhere and anytime. Saving on travel time and going
around the store for things you like are also beneficial. With your credit card,
you don’t even need to queue at long counter lines. The time saved can be spent
in doing something more fruitful.
Shopping online, however, also has its drawbacks. The time
we saved from not having to travel can cost us our privacy and identity.
Hackers stealing people’s identity online can be the biggest threat. Our well-loved
idea of cashless shopping with our credit card lets us pay more for what we are
getting. Here, we may not be aware we are charged with expensive international shipping
cost much more costly than what we bought! Another trouble is we won’t be able
to inspect the products leading to dissatisfaction, so we need to return the
goods. That sounds like another shipping fee again.
With your computer and Internet, you are open to countless
possibilities. You can shop at your favorite store in Paris or New York without
even leaving the comforts of your home. You don’t even need to rush after work
just before the mall closes. They said these ease in shopping has hidden disadvantages
we don’t realize until we look closely at the amount we’ve been charged.
Shopping online isn’t all disadvantages. Instead, we just didn’t choose our shopping
sites well. With the sky-rocketing international shipping charges, there are
stores that offer equally excellent products and free international shipping service.
I have heard people complaining like, “How can freight companies
charge us with such a high shipping rates? How does everyone deal with
international shipping? Is there a way to avoid this problem? Is there an
available cheaper option for shipping bulk items? Shopping online, like many
business people is a wise choice. We just have to shop at stores that offer free
international shipping. Most online sites that offer much cheaper prices on
their goods actually charge expensive international shipping costs separately. That
causes you to pay more than you’ve expected. Shop wisely!
African Online Business Group. Chatting their way to cash. (Image from Google.com)
The dangers of online dating has just increased tremendously. With the advent of technology, even relationships upgraded. What used to be a great aid in communicating has become a way for others to get deceived or to deceive. Have you ever asked or wonder what might be the dangers of online dating?
Research have shown that 2 out of 5 relationships started online. It isn't something shocking as almost all of us are hooked up in a wired world. There is no place on earth to hide anymore. But other than the undeniable benefit it brings, online dating has become an avenue or danger. It has become a dangerous playground of hearts, of deception, and of abuse of those who may be letting their heart rule what the head should control.
Online dating can pose danger if one isn't strong enough to resist falling inlove with someone they haven't met. People you met online can be a group of African syndicates that target those who are longing for the love of their lives overseas. Think of this: These people scammed millions out of those who believed and they are willing to invest time and effort to get you milked.
Next, online dating might be an avenue to meeting Ms or Mr Right, which has worked for many, too. This, however, make up the minority of those who joined especially the free sites. If not those from Africa, one danger of online dating is that you might meet or even get to date someone who lies about age, weight, marital status, and other stuff that may hinder the growth of a true and lasting relationships. Some people may even get you played as they consider you a part-time lover. This will eventually end up in heartaches and missing opportunities you let go coz you think you have found the right one and made them a priority.
The most widespread danger of online dating is getting involved in cybersex. Most people in free sites would resort to friendly talks first to get into what they actually wanted to do. When invited to do video chats, be sure you are willing and ready to see what you might not expect to see. Some people are actually exhibitionist waiting for the perfect timing to get things done.
Online dating has brought people together. It has made love stories possible even across the miles. Many have found success with love that started online but double that number to get into the real figure of those who have fallen into the dangers of online dating. It is best to just enjoy the moment of dating, and maintain awareness of reality. If you can't even totally trust those whom you see everyday, how can you trust people online so much?