How do I tell ma', that Mediamarkt's webshop is safe?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by MarcusD, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. MarcusD

    MarcusD FE FF FF EA

    Oct 16, 2015
    an infinite loop
    I want to get a n3DSXL from Mediamakrt, but it's only available as a webshop item. How could I convince ma', that it's safe to buy from there?

    Here's what to consider:
    • she's ~45yr old
    • she "solves" technical problems by smashing it until it works or breaks
    • she doesn't understand any technical stuff, she only gets angrier
    Btw, it is my money, but it's her bank card, so that's why I need to convince her.
    btw, I'm not legally eglible to have a bank card, so getting one is not an option.
  2. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

    Jun 14, 2008
    United States
    Florida Trustpilot didn't seem to approve of them too much. What I got out of the negative ratings are just mostly complaints about slow service. Not really any scam reports from what I saw. So yeah, the site can be trusted for deliveries, just not a timely one. But these people also seemed to be ordering for their businesses, so they got like 10 TVs, stuff like that.
  3. WiiU

    WiiU Lurking in the Shadows

    May 7, 2014
    Between worlds of Hyrule & Lorule
    I've never heard of this place is it spelled Mediamakrt or Mediamarkt?
    Anyway you could try showing reviews for website showing that its safe.
    Could you get someone else to buy it instead?
  4. Reiten

    Reiten Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Your best shot would be to find someone she and you know, that has ordered from there already. If that isn't an option then it could get more complicated(or impossible depending on her reasoning).

    The next thing I write assuming that with Mediamarkt you mean this one You can start with the fact that Mediamarkt is a large and well known company. Next thing you can show is that the site has a service hotline and full company information(that can be verified) under "Impressum". If that doesn't do any good then I doubt youļl get her to trust online-shops.
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  5. SomeGamer

    SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 19, 2014
    Huh, Mediamarkt had 3DSes?
  6. MarcusD

    MarcusD FE FF FF EA

    Oct 16, 2015
    an infinite loop
    Me, nor ma' knows about, but based on the shitty rating I'm not gonna show it to her xD
    Well, I hope it arrives before friday, when we order on monday, or else I'll be f'd :(

    Mediamarkt, I'll correct it now, sorry :P
    Welp, I never thought of this :unsure: I think I know who to convince to order it for me, thanks for the idea :D

    Well, I might be able to convince the person I bought the external HDD with to order it for me :unsure:
    Also, you're so close, it's :P
    But anyways, I'll read thru' the Impressum page, and I might show it to her, thanks for the tip :D

    You know there's no GameStop or anything like that in Hungary, right?
    Well, in Österreich, there is, so that's why you can buy a 3DS from Mediamarkt :P

    liek dis if you cri evrytim :cry: