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Fetch my hat I'm off to the Amazon! (Amazon.co.uk)

AdvantagesWide choice of products, competitive prices, holding account for vouchers

DisadvantagesSearch facility that needs an overhaul

"Amazon is one of my favourite shopping websites - E-bay is number one, but Amazon probably falls a close second. One of the main reasons it's become such a favourite with me is that a lot of cashback sites & survey sites offer Amazon vouchers as a form of payout, and with Amazon it's easy to put your nicely earned gift vouchers into your account on the site and save them up for when you want them. I do this quite a lot and then have little spending ..." Read review
08.05.2011

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Amazon sets the Benchmark

AdvantagesGood selection of titles, safe and simple for internet newbies, normally arrive on time and well packaged

DisadvantagesPricier than most rivals

"...Now, everyone’s heard of Amazon; amazon.co.uk remains the market leader as it’s been around since 1998 I believe, and built up awareness through extensive advertising campaigns in its early days. Now it remains a trusted big name supplier, and I’m sure while there are many other online shops out there, many people’s first experiences of online shopping came with Amazon (even my parents can shop here!) Now, I’m writing ..." Read review
14.12.2001

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Stress Free Shopping...almost

AdvantagesAmazon is convenient, no doubt about it.

DisadvantagesHidden extras can jack the price up to real world store levels and higher

"...chronically disorganised. Then, I discovered Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. It's important to me that I have access to both, since I use .com for my family in the US (saves on shipping charges) and .co.uk for shopping for myself. This makes my life so easy. Log on, choose, click and send. Easy peasy. Mostly. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Site ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Navigation The site is reasonably easy to navigate. Like ciao itself, it has a search ..." Read review
10.07.2002

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Community Level 4rose1986

rose1986

Amazon is Amazing!

AdvantagesWide range of products. Brilliant prices.

DisadvantagesSome items can be misleading

"Recently, I've started to use Amazon regularly and find that their service is excellent, although it does depend on the buyer you purchase your product from. I have encountered two problems recently which was disappointing. First of all, I ordered a Nintendo DS from their website. Although the product didn't come directly from Amazon, but from Piximania who were selling the product through Amazon. The product did not state that the Nintendo DS ..." Read review
18.01.2008

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Community Level 2shazzdav

shazzdav

Tall, Strong, Aggressive Woman

AdvantagesA huge range of products

DisadvantagesHigh delivery charges for orders under £25

"The overall layout of the Amazon.co.uk website is nice and well organised, with a subtle, blue and yellow colour scheme. They have not gone overboard with this, and as the page consists mainly of white space it looks uncluttered. I think the fact that the website looks uncluttered is a great achievement, as there seems to be millions of products for sale! The navigation scheme is good, with menus across the top and links down the side, it is very ..." Read review
17.10.2003

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Community Level 2bambamsophz

bambamsophz

buying and selling on amazon!

Advantageswide selling audience, cheap prices, usually quick delivery

Disadvantageslarge commission, no paypal, a little confusing to navigate

"I am going to look at seperate parts of amazon individually and talk about my experiences on it. I am an amazon buyer and seller, and I also sell on play.com, cex (in store as well) and ebay, among other sites. First I'm going to talk about my selling. I sell textbooks mainly on amazon and find that it is the best site to sell books on and definately gets the highest amount of money for textbooks and things like that. For fiction books and a few ..." Read review
18.03.2008

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Community Level 2rachvt

rachvt

The online shop I use the most...

AdvantagesEasy to find books, free delivery (Super Saver Deliveries), can sell your own things 2nd hand

Disadvantagesnot a very reliable review/rating system, some Marketplace Sellers are dodgy

"...gripe I have with the Amazon.co.uk site is that it seems to be regulated by Amazon.co.uk staff who try to control the content that is allowed online as a review of the product. I've tried sending in more than one less-positive reviews on certain books/games and they never showed up on the site, whereas some other more positive reviews I've sent in (on the same day I sent in the less positive ones) got displayed online. I've even tried resending the ..." Read review
14.03.2006

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Community Level 4stephen_lo...

stephen_logan

Not the cheapest, but still the best

AdvantagesA large range of products to choose from, at a reasonable price. Delivery is on time and is not too expensive

DisadvantagesCan find items cheaper if you have the time and effort to look.

"Amazon is a very honest company; from my numerous experiences i have personally had with them. The prices they charge are reasonable, the postage and packaging is quite standard but the swift nature at which it arrives is certainly commendable. I have only previously had a couple of problems receiving packages, but their service team is usually helpful and efficient in finding those stray goods. The selection that they currently have is certainly ..." Read review
16.01.2002

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Community Level 7MandyMinx

MandyMinx

THIS JUNGLE IS DEFINITELY A SHOPPERS PARADISE!

AdvantagesCompact,great value for money, good fast service.

DisadvantagesMaybe a tad too much suggestive selling.

"...I watched people chatter about Amazon.co.uk for months and months before I actually got around to taking a proper look at it. To be honest it was the book section that appealed to me as I am a big reader and since joining Ciao have become a lot more selective about the books I read. I found myself with an ever increasing list of books that I wanted to read and a recent visit to WHSmiths left me frustrated as many of them on my list were not in stock. ..." Read review
05.10.2003

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Community Level 3kalliemaile

kalliemaile

Amazon, cheap and reliable!

Advantagesgreat prices, quick postage

Disadvantagesexcessive postage on many marketplace items

"I started using Amazon a few years ago. The reason I opened an Amazon account was that I had been rewarded for participation in a survey with an Amazon voucher. It was easy to set up and account, you just enter your personal information and away you go! I did not have to enter any banking information straight away - I added that when I made my first purchase using a card which was some time after I opened my account because I was only using vouchers ..." Read review
22.08.2010

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Amazon- too big for its own good?

AdvantagesHuge choice of items, Sellers system is great for buying and selling

DisadvantagesBuying from amazon direct can be more expensive and items are sometimes delayed in arriving

"I've been using Amazon to buy and sell books, dvds and albums for many years now, and though the experience has been a positive one overall it hasnt been without its downsides. Amazon, as everyone who hasn't been living in the Tora Bora caves for the past fifteen years will know, has long since grown from a tiny online book shop ran out of somebody's garage into a massive international distributor that sells everything from televisions to tshirts. ..." Read review
01.07.2009

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Community Level 7nicanddarr...

nicanddarrell

Mighty strong site

AdvantagesQuick delivery, lots of choice

DisadvantagesHigh p&p

"In 2000, I was an Internet virgin. I had no idea about 'netiquette' or which sites were more trustworthy than others, and I did not know sites likes this existed, so I had no way of checking, and after my first online buying experience with jungle.com left me with burnt fingers and a substantial hole in my pocket, I vowed I would never but anything online again. It was not until late 2001, when a friend introduced me to the well known established ..." Read review
14.02.2003

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Community Level 3gsparkle

gsparkle

A great site to buy from.

AdvantagesThere is lots of choice and you can get quite alot of bargains.

DisadvantagesThere isn't much clothes for sale on there.

"Amazon is a great site that sells electrical items, DVDs, CDS, toys and much more. The site is very easy to use and has lots of bargains. Using the site: Once you have registered it's very easy to search for the item you are looking for. In the search bar there is a hang down menu of different departments i.e. books, toys etc just choose which one it comes under. If you want to be more specific next to that you can type in exactly what you're ..." Read review
29.01.2009

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Community Level 6bazza1603

bazza1603

Amazing

AdvantagesQuick service and easy to use gift vocuhers

DisadvantagesPlain website

"I am only new to buying everyday items on the Internet, but was impressed by the service I receive from this company. I was given £35 worth of vouchers from an Internet site, and decided to take the payment as Amazon gift vouchers. Amazon has the best idea around at the moment…E vouchers! E vouchers allow someone to email you with a reference that you type in when adding your payment method. You can use more than one voucher per transaction. How ..." Read review
22.12.2001

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Amazon.co.uk

AdvantagesGreat prices, free postage on Amazon orders over £5, easy to sell

DisadvantagesMarketplace could be better, hard to use both buyer and seller help

"I have been on Amazon for 6 months now, both buying and selling. It's a brilliant site and I'd recommend it to anyone who buys things over the internet as it's really easy to use and they have some great prices, although postage is quite high for some items. It's also great for selling stuff as it provides sellers with a storefront and gives products plenty of exposure although you have to be a pro merchant in order to take full advantage of the seller ..." Read review
29.12.2008

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