Questions and Answers:With the ever-growing surge of technology, there are limitless numbers of websites to find online electronics, entertainment events, tickets, and more. How do you the consumer, decide which site best fits your needs? InfoFAQ has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions when searching for entertainment online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Entertainment Online
What should I do if I ordered entertainment online but I never receive the order?If you order entertainment online but you do not receive it in a timely manner, you should contact the customer support department of the website where you made the purchase. If they are not willing or able to resolve your problem, you should contact your credit card company and have the charge reversed.
What if I purchased entertainment online but what I got is no good?When you have purchased entertainment online, but the quality is poor or it has other problems, you should contact the website where you made the purchase and ask for a replacement or refund. If they do not make you happy, you can tell them that you will have your credit card company reverse the charge if they do not comply with your reasonable request.
How can I find the best deal on buying entertainment online?One of the best ways to find the lowest price on entertainment you can purchase online, is to try Google.com’s new product and price search website www.froogle.com . This will show you all of the website pages that have the product you are searching for as well as their prices. This lets you quickly find the lowest price.
Are those clubs that you can join online the best deal for buying entertainment online?In some cases the club deals will be better prices than you would pay if you just bought one product or service, but more often than not there are hidden fees and obligations that make these clubs more trouble than they are worth.
Is it safe to purchase entertainment online if you have to download the product?In most cases this is safe to do, but make sure you understand what you are downloading and what it will do. If it is a program that will use your modem and phone line to access the entertainment, you should not use it as these programs will often call a Toll phone number and run up huge phone bills for you. The legitimate companies don’t do this.
Are there any advantages to making ticket purchases for entertainment online?Yes there are. For one you don’t have to visit the ticket office or wait inline. Just make sure that you like the method they use to deliver the tickets. You may have to pick them up at a will-call office, or in other cases they will be sent to you.
If I order entertainment online and I have to download the content, how do I know if my computer can handle it?When it comes to downloading digital entertainment media, there are a couple of concerns that you should address. The first is how large is the file to download and how fast is your internet connection? For anything other than still pictures a modem connection will be too slow to be practical. The other issue is they nature of your computer; all downloadable media will run on some program and the website will tell you the program and the system requirements. Just make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements that are listed.
Can you buy tickets to Las Vegas entertainment venues online?Yes you can. Las Vegas shows are all available with ticket purchase online. Just search for the show you want on Google.com and buy your tickets online. Your tickets will either be sent to you or you may have to pick them up at the will-call window at the show.
What precautions should I take when buying entertainment tickets online?Always make sure that you are purchasing the entertainment tickets on secure web pages (look for the lock symbol on your screen), read the fine print and limitations, and print out a copy of your receipt page for proof of purchase. Buying with a credit card can protect you if there is any dispute about the services rendered.
What kinds of entertainment can I buy online?
In this day and age just about every form of entertainment is available online. This includes tickets to movies, shows, and concerts, Music CDs, Movie DVDs, Games, Photographs, and clubs. Just search google.com for the type of entertainment you are looking for.
Consumer Safety and Information
Entertainment, Hobbies, and Recreation - ww2.wisconsin.gov
Provides listings of detailed fact sheets and contact information.
Contract Term Guidance - www.oft.gov.uk
This is the OFT's guidance on potentially unfair terms in consumer entertainment contracts.
Computers and Internet - www.ftc.gov
Provides information on Internet fraud and how to secure your computer.
Affairs & Licensing www.cityofboston.gov
Provides tips on safety and order in the restaurant and nightclub community through the licensing of entertainment activities and monitoring compliance with relevant laws.
The 2011 Statistical Abstract - www.census.gov
Provides data on the arts, entertainment, and recreation economic sector of the economy.
Visit our Credit Card Fraud section for useful information.