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  • The Legend

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9660 on: April 09, 2019, 12:17:45 pm »
My KEB/Hana check card is about to expire, so I'm waiting on a new one. Annoyingly, they will only deliver it if I'm there to receive and sign for it myself. That means I obviously can't have it sent to my apartment, since I'm at work most of the day. I gave them my school address, but twice now the delivery guy has come when I was teaching a class, and rather than coming to let me know he's here or sending him to my classroom, the front office has just sent him away each time. He'll try one more time tomorrow, and if I'm not available to sign it when it comes, I'll have to find time to go to the post office later in the week to pick it up myself. Nothing can ever be simple.

Related question for non-Americans: How do banks do it in your countries? Back home, whenever my card was set to expire, they'd just send me a new one in the mail. I didn't have to sign for it, it was just in a discreet envelope, and once I received it I had to go online to activate it. Is the US the odd man out in that regard? Is it common for banks to require signature on delivery for new cards elsewhere?

Same in NZ, they send you a new one in the post, and it has the same pin code and everything on it. Credit cards, I'm not sure about, as I only got my first one in Korea, and it's still got another 4 years on it. :p


  • apancoe
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    • March 02, 2011, 08:44:40 am
    • south korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9661 on: April 09, 2019, 12:19:09 pm »
i don't buy the whole "they grew up in a different time" argument. i mean, yeah, they did, but is isn't hard to figure out modern ways of doing things. let people off of the subway first, don't walk into the middle of traffic, wait in line instead of pushing to the front. just an excuse for letting them get away with their shitty behaviour

i agree 100000%

anytime somebody starts with that dogsht excuse, my automated reply is "it's 2019"
too many blueprints & not enough architects


  • apancoe
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    • March 02, 2011, 08:44:40 am
    • south korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9662 on: April 09, 2019, 12:27:36 pm »
My KEB/Hana check card is about to expire, so I'm waiting on a new one. Annoyingly, they will only deliver it if I'm there to receive and sign for it myself. That means I obviously can't have it sent to my apartment, since I'm at work most of the day. I gave them my school address, but twice now the delivery guy has come when I was teaching a class, and rather than coming to let me know he's here or sending him to my classroom, the front office has just sent him away each time. He'll try one more time tomorrow, and if I'm not available to sign it when it comes, I'll have to find time to go to the post office later in the week to pick it up myself. Nothing can ever be simple.

Related question for non-Americans: How do banks do it in your countries? Back home, whenever my card was set to expire, they'd just send me a new one in the mail. I didn't have to sign for it, it was just in a discreet envelope, and once I received it I had to go online to activate it. Is the US the odd man out in that regard? Is it common for banks to require signature on delivery for new cards elsewhere?

not sure if this will help you out or not but i just had to do the same thing with my bank this morning. the chip in my debit card must be damaged or something because last night it wouldn't work at a restaurant and at a mart.

i called the bank and asked them to send out a new card to my school. she made a point to ask me if i will accept delivery or do i give permission for my school to accept delivery. not sure if i will be here or at my secondary school when it arrives, so i told her i'm ok with anyone in the school office accepting the delivery. didn't seem to be an issue, but we will see what happens.

*i'm having it sent to my school instead of my apartment because the chances of them messing up delivery to a school is almost zero compared to my apartment with 800 mailboxes.
too many blueprints & not enough architects


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9663 on: April 09, 2019, 12:36:35 pm »
My KEB/Hana check card is about to expire, so I'm waiting on a new one. Annoyingly, they will only deliver it if I'm there to receive and sign for it myself. That means I obviously can't have it sent to my apartment, since I'm at work most of the day. I gave them my school address, but twice now the delivery guy has come when I was teaching a class, and rather than coming to let me know he's here or sending him to my classroom, the front office has just sent him away each time. He'll try one more time tomorrow, and if I'm not available to sign it when it comes, I'll have to find time to go to the post office later in the week to pick it up myself. Nothing can ever be simple.

i had my Hana credit card delivered last week.  all you need to do is explain to the admin that you've got a delivery coming, and give them your alien registration card.  when the post guy comes, he'll see your alien card, leave the card, that's enough. 


  • apancoe
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9664 on: April 09, 2019, 12:40:27 pm »
My KEB/Hana check card is about to expire, so I'm waiting on a new one. Annoyingly, they will only deliver it if I'm there to receive and sign for it myself. That means I obviously can't have it sent to my apartment, since I'm at work most of the day. I gave them my school address, but twice now the delivery guy has come when I was teaching a class, and rather than coming to let me know he's here or sending him to my classroom, the front office has just sent him away each time. He'll try one more time tomorrow, and if I'm not available to sign it when it comes, I'll have to find time to go to the post office later in the week to pick it up myself. Nothing can ever be simple.

i had my Hana credit card delivered last week.  all you need to do is explain to the admin that you've got a delivery coming, and give them your alien registration card.  when the post guy comes, he'll see your alien card, lave the card, that's enough. 

i personally would never leave my ARC card with anybody - maybe a photocopy of the front and back but never the actual card.
too many blueprints & not enough architects


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9665 on: April 09, 2019, 08:15:15 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHB-KlPBwzA

[7:22]

"It was super cool to interact with the kids like that."

 >:(

Kids: "Kill that American piece of sh*t."

Guy who can't understand Korean: "Haha. Thanks."

A cross cultural exchange with increased understanding and friendship between peoples ... is what he thinks happened ... but didn't.



  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

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    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9666 on: April 09, 2019, 09:08:23 pm »
My KEB/Hana check card is about to expire, so I'm waiting on a new one. Annoyingly, they will only deliver it if I'm there to receive and sign for it myself. That means I obviously can't have it sent to my apartment, since I'm at work most of the day. I gave them my school address, but twice now the delivery guy has come when I was teaching a class, and rather than coming to let me know he's here or sending him to my classroom, the front office has just sent him away each time. He'll try one more time tomorrow, and if I'm not available to sign it when it comes, I'll have to find time to go to the post office later in the week to pick it up myself. Nothing can ever be simple.

Related question for non-Americans: How do banks do it in your countries? Back home, whenever my card was set to expire, they'd just send me a new one in the mail. I didn't have to sign for it, it was just in a discreet envelope, and once I received it I had to go online to activate it. Is the US the odd man out in that regard? Is it common for banks to require signature on delivery for new cards elsewhere?

you have the worst luck in the world man, KEB just sent mine in the post, picked it up from my mailbox.

granted this was like 6 years ago when they were just KEB, so things might have changed.

I always used to go in the bank and just ask them for a new one whenever mine was about to expire and they'll issue you one on the spot. i'd just combine it with doing a bunch of other stuff at the same time.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4864

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9667 on: April 09, 2019, 10:30:25 pm »
My KEB/Hana check card is about to expire, so I'm waiting on a new one. Annoyingly, they will only deliver it if I'm there to receive and sign for it myself. That means I obviously can't have it sent to my apartment, since I'm at work most of the day. I gave them my school address, but twice now the delivery guy has come when I was teaching a class, and rather than coming to let me know he's here or sending him to my classroom, the front office has just sent him away each time. He'll try one more time tomorrow, and if I'm not available to sign it when it comes, I'll have to find time to go to the post office later in the week to pick it up myself. Nothing can ever be simple.

Related question for non-Americans: How do banks do it in your countries? Back home, whenever my card was set to expire, they'd just send me a new one in the mail. I didn't have to sign for it, it was just in a discreet envelope, and once I received it I had to go online to activate it. Is the US the odd man out in that regard? Is it common for banks to require signature on delivery for new cards elsewhere?

you have the worst luck in the world man, KEB just sent mine in the post, picked it up from my mailbox.

granted this was like 6 years ago when they were just KEB, so things might have changed.

I always used to go in the bank and just ask them for a new one whenever mine was about to expire and they'll issue you one on the spot. i'd just combine it with doing a bunch of other stuff at the same time.

Yeah. Debit cards Iíve replaced over the counter. Credit cards have come by courier; either my wife or I have signed for. I know that I have signed for one with her name on it, and she for me at least once.


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9668 on: April 10, 2019, 07:32:27 am »

I always used to go in the bank and just ask them for a new one whenever mine was about to expire and they'll issue you one on the spot. i'd just combine it with doing a bunch of other stuff at the same time.

That's honestly what I was going to do in the first place. When I hadn't received a new card yet, I called them to see whether they were going to send one or I had to go get it in person. They told me they had already tried to send it, but apparently the address information they had was incorrect, so it was returned to sender. That's when they told me they'll send it again, to my work address this time, and I'll need to sign for it.

I'm going to go ahead and assume there will be another problem delivering it today, and I'll have to find a way to take some time off of work to go pick it up at the post office. It would almost feel foolhardy to assume something won't go wrong, the way this year has been going, haha.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9669 on: April 10, 2019, 07:35:58 am »

I always used to go in the bank and just ask them for a new one whenever mine was about to expire and they'll issue you one on the spot. i'd just combine it with doing a bunch of other stuff at the same time.

That's honestly what I was going to do in the first place. When I hadn't received a new card yet, I called them to see whether they were going to send one or I had to go get it in person. They told me they had already tried to send it, but apparently the address information they had was incorrect, so it was returned to sender. That's when they told me they'll send it again, to my work address this time, and I'll need to sign for it.

I'm going to go ahead and assume there will be another problem delivering it today, and I'll have to find a way to take some time off of work to go pick it up at the post office. It would almost feel foolhardy to assume something won't go wrong, the way this year has been going, haha.

if they try and deliver again today, give admin your alien card, tell them that a delivery is coming.  they do for all other teachers, so they can for you.  i did this last week.  Hana/KEB told me they just need to see my alien card, not matter who does it.  easy. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9670 on: April 10, 2019, 07:45:23 am »
I thought only Gmarket had this issue, but it seems a problem with every Korean online market/shop I've dealt with.

I tried ordering some music equipment off Coupang, paid the cash and was told it would ship within 2 days. 4 days later, no activity. I send a message, no reply. After 8 days, I get told it's out of stock! Pissed that I wasted 8 days for a reply to tell me it's out of stock, I decide to try Buzzbee.co.kr, a dedicated music instrument marketplace. They have a pretty awesome selection and each product has a detailed video review. I endured exactly the same ordeal with them, order, wait, no reply, week later get a message saying it's out of stock.

WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9671 on: April 10, 2019, 07:47:49 am »
WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.

Wow, you are all about that bass, bout that bass, yes trouble.


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9672 on: April 10, 2019, 07:48:57 am »
I thought only Gmarket had this issue, but it seems a problem with every Korean online market/shop I've dealt with.

I tried ordering some music equipment off Coupang, paid the cash and was told it would ship within 2 days. 4 days later, no activity. I send a message, no reply. After 8 days, I get told it's out of stock! Pissed that I wasted 8 days for a reply to tell me it's out of stock, I decide to try Buzzbee.co.kr, a dedicated music instrument marketplace. They have a pretty awesome selection and each product has a detailed video review. I endured exactly the same ordeal with them, order, wait, no reply, week later get a message saying it's out of stock.

WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.

Try Freebud, Schoolmusic, or Musicforce. I've bought from them, and they're usually pretty good about marking items as out of stock. Musicforce is especially good about it (they usually don't even display an item on the site if they don't have it in stock), but they also cater mostly to boutique stuff, so unless you're after a high-end bass, the other options might be better, haha.


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  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9673 on: April 10, 2019, 07:50:00 am »
I thought only Gmarket had this issue, but it seems a problem with every Korean online market/shop I've dealt with.

I tried ordering some music equipment off Coupang, paid the cash and was told it would ship within 2 days. 4 days later, no activity. I send a message, no reply. After 8 days, I get told it's out of stock! Pissed that I wasted 8 days for a reply to tell me it's out of stock, I decide to try Buzzbee.co.kr, a dedicated music instrument marketplace. They have a pretty awesome selection and each product has a detailed video review. I endured exactly the same ordeal with them, order, wait, no reply, week later get a message saying it's out of stock.

WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.
They donít keep stock. Inventory is expensive. They just (try to) order it when you ask for it.
At least AliExpress is up front about it. They have a 10 day count-down to ship, visible to the buyer.


  • Mezoti97
  • The Legend

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    • April 14, 2011, 03:02:50 pm
    • South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9674 on: April 10, 2019, 07:56:05 am »
Yeah. Debit cards Iíve replaced over the counter. Credit cards have come by courier

Same -- I always just go to the bank in person to get a new debit card issued whenever my old one is within a month of expiring. My Korean credit card always comes in the mail (although I do have to go to the bank in person to request a new one be reissued whenever it's about to expire, as they won't automatically reissue/send one to me, unfortunately); I have it sent to my workplace address and the person who works at the front desk signs for it and then gives it to me.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9675 on: April 10, 2019, 08:06:03 am »
I thought only Gmarket had this issue, but it seems a problem with every Korean online market/shop I've dealt with.

I tried ordering some music equipment off Coupang, paid the cash and was told it would ship within 2 days. 4 days later, no activity. I send a message, no reply. After 8 days, I get told it's out of stock! Pissed that I wasted 8 days for a reply to tell me it's out of stock, I decide to try Buzzbee.co.kr, a dedicated music instrument marketplace. They have a pretty awesome selection and each product has a detailed video review. I endured exactly the same ordeal with them, order, wait, no reply, week later get a message saying it's out of stock.

WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.

Try Freebud, Schoolmusic, or Musicforce. I've bought from them, and they're usually pretty good about marking items as out of stock. Musicforce is especially good about it (they usually don't even display an item on the site if they don't have it in stock), but they also cater mostly to boutique stuff, so unless you're after a high-end bass, the other options might be better, haha.

Yeah, I'm guitarist not a bassist, and I'm not looking for a Fodera or a Stuart Zender signature, just looking for something decent for studio recording so I'm going for the Yamaha TRBX304.  I'll check the the other 2, thanks.


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9676 on: April 10, 2019, 08:43:25 am »
I thought only Gmarket had this issue, but it seems a problem with every Korean online market/shop I've dealt with.

I tried ordering some music equipment off Coupang, paid the cash and was told it would ship within 2 days. 4 days later, no activity. I send a message, no reply. After 8 days, I get told it's out of stock! Pissed that I wasted 8 days for a reply to tell me it's out of stock, I decide to try Buzzbee.co.kr, a dedicated music instrument marketplace. They have a pretty awesome selection and each product has a detailed video review. I endured exactly the same ordeal with them, order, wait, no reply, week later get a message saying it's out of stock.

WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.

Try Freebud, Schoolmusic, or Musicforce. I've bought from them, and they're usually pretty good about marking items as out of stock. Musicforce is especially good about it (they usually don't even display an item on the site if they don't have it in stock), but they also cater mostly to boutique stuff, so unless you're after a high-end bass, the other options might be better, haha.

Yeah, I'm guitarist not a bassist, and I'm not looking for a Fodera or a Stuart Zender signature, just looking for something decent for studio recording so I'm going for the Yamaha TRBX304.  I'll check the the other 2, thanks.

Out of stock on Freebud, but...

http://www.schoolmusic.co.kr/Shop/index.php3?var=Good&Good_no=38920&version=pc


If it's out of stock, they haven't marked it as such yet.

EDIT: Just realized that's the 5, not the 4. I'd get the 5 instead anyway if I were to only have one bass, especially for recording purposes.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 09:43:49 am by Mister Tim »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9677 on: April 10, 2019, 10:41:08 am »
I thought only Gmarket had this issue, but it seems a problem with every Korean online market/shop I've dealt with.

I tried ordering some music equipment off Coupang, paid the cash and was told it would ship within 2 days. 4 days later, no activity. I send a message, no reply. After 8 days, I get told it's out of stock! Pissed that I wasted 8 days for a reply to tell me it's out of stock, I decide to try Buzzbee.co.kr, a dedicated music instrument marketplace. They have a pretty awesome selection and each product has a detailed video review. I endured exactly the same ordeal with them, order, wait, no reply, week later get a message saying it's out of stock.

WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.

Try Freebud, Schoolmusic, or Musicforce. I've bought from them, and they're usually pretty good about marking items as out of stock. Musicforce is especially good about it (they usually don't even display an item on the site if they don't have it in stock), but they also cater mostly to boutique stuff, so unless you're after a high-end bass, the other options might be better, haha.

Yeah, I'm guitarist not a bassist, and I'm not looking for a Fodera or a Stuart Zender signature, just looking for something decent for studio recording so I'm going for the Yamaha TRBX304.  I'll check the the other 2, thanks.

Out of stock on Freebud, but...

http://www.schoolmusic.co.kr/Shop/index.php3?var=Good&Good_no=38920&version=pc


If it's out of stock, they haven't marked it as such yet.

EDIT: Just realized that's the 5, not the 4. I'd get the 5 instead anyway if I were to only have one bass, especially for recording purposes.

How did you go navigating through the Korean website in Korean and also adding a credit card and address info to your account? I managed to create an account on school music but as yet have not managed to go much further with Credit cards and other info. My wife usually handles all the internet shopping for me but i don't always want to ask her to do everything for me. I am looking for drumsticks and other drum products. I have found the things i want but have not proceeded to the point of putting up credit card info and addresses. Seems a bit difficult for the first time. I haven't done it before.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9678 on: April 10, 2019, 10:49:18 am »
I thought only Gmarket had this issue, but it seems a problem with every Korean online market/shop I've dealt with.

I tried ordering some music equipment off Coupang, paid the cash and was told it would ship within 2 days. 4 days later, no activity. I send a message, no reply. After 8 days, I get told it's out of stock! Pissed that I wasted 8 days for a reply to tell me it's out of stock, I decide to try Buzzbee.co.kr, a dedicated music instrument marketplace. They have a pretty awesome selection and each product has a detailed video review. I endured exactly the same ordeal with them, order, wait, no reply, week later get a message saying it's out of stock.

WTF would you list items which are out of stock!? Urgh, guess I've got no choice but to drag my ass all the way to Seoul to buy my bass.

Try Freebud, Schoolmusic, or Musicforce. I've bought from them, and they're usually pretty good about marking items as out of stock. Musicforce is especially good about it (they usually don't even display an item on the site if they don't have it in stock), but they also cater mostly to boutique stuff, so unless you're after a high-end bass, the other options might be better, haha.

Yeah, I'm guitarist not a bassist, and I'm not looking for a Fodera or a Stuart Zender signature, just looking for something decent for studio recording so I'm going for the Yamaha TRBX304.  I'll check the the other 2, thanks.

Out of stock on Freebud, but...

http://www.schoolmusic.co.kr/Shop/index.php3?var=Good&Good_no=38920&version=pc


If it's out of stock, they haven't marked it as such yet.

EDIT: Just realized that's the 5, not the 4. I'd get the 5 instead anyway if I were to only have one bass, especially for recording purposes.

How did you go navigating through the Korean website in Korean and also adding a credit card and address info to your account? I managed to create an account on school music but as yet have not managed to go much further with Credit cards and other info. My wife usually handles all the internet shopping for me but i don't always want to ask her to do everything for me. I am looking for drumsticks and other drum products. I have found the things i want but have not proceeded to the point of putting up credit card info and addresses. Seems a bit difficult for the first time. I haven't done it before.

Often you need to verify with a certificate or a phone app.


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9679 on: April 10, 2019, 11:35:21 am »
How did you go navigating through the Korean website in Korean and also adding a credit card and address info to your account? I managed to create an account on school music but as yet have not managed to go much further with Credit cards and other info. My wife usually handles all the internet shopping for me but i don't always want to ask her to do everything for me. I am looking for drumsticks and other drum products. I have found the things i want but have not proceeded to the point of putting up credit card info and addresses. Seems a bit difficult for the first time. I haven't done it before.

I didn't, haha. You don't need an account for freebud, and you might not need one for schoolmusic, either. The site tries to steer you towards creating one, but there's generally an option to go to checkout without an account.

That aside, I've gotten a coteacher to help me each time I've bought something online. I can navigate the sections of the site easily enough, but I haven't actually gone through the checkout process on my own.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 11:51:07 am by Mister Tim »