How do you do online shopping? I am currently trying to find the best way to do it for me. I dislike Amazon and every other retailer that has loads of trackers and always signs my email up with spam.
Recently I was shopping on New Egg and for all my orders I used a burner email with Prepaid Visa’s. I really don’t want my real email or real Credit card info in the next New Egg data breach. I also don’t like Prepaid Visa’s they have a $5.95 “Purchase Charge” for any cards $100 and up. Also they don’t let you spend the cards on anything that isn’t US based. It’s been a real hassle buying different PC parts on multiple split prepaid cards.
I don’t like giving my real name for orders to my house. Most times I am asked for a name, email and phone number. I really don’t want my phone number on the packages getting shipped either.
I thought about using fake names that sound real for ordering but I live in such a small area and everyone knows everyone. If I wrote Jane Doe on my next order I am afraid that my local post office would send the package back.
I was wondering what you do when buying things online. Is there something that I could be doing better or am I stuck with this hassle. I really hate using Amazon for how awful they are and everyone else isn’t much better. Stallman has a good list of reasons not to use Amazon https://stallman.org/amazon.html