Do you believe Online Shopping in Malaysia?

Are you a Malaysian? Have you ever buy something online? I have decided to write about this after I saw this post by Boon on his blog. It’s a true story about his colleague who has ordered a toy Elmo from Parkson online & eventually did not received the item that was ordered because of some stupid reasons that were given by the manager, which is just so ridiculous! Do check out the post & read the whole story

It seems that most of the Malaysians are conservative minded, they prefer to buy something only when they can see the item in front of them rather than giving out their own credit cards number online; This is perhaps the major concern of those people who wants to buy something online as they feel insecure. But think of this: You do not need to go through the hassle of finding car parks and stuck in the jam for hours, isn’t that why E-Commerce sites were created? So Malaysians, better change your mind now & start supporting online shopping! (Only that I will have customers in the future for my business, you also don’t want to see me doing nothing after graduate, right?)

I felt sorry for what was happened to Boon’s colleague & as a student who’s pursuing E-Commerce in a local college, I really have to consider my choice of choosing the subject again. Thanks for their “contributions”, online shopping may not be popular in Malaysia for a while.. Why don’t they just learn something from Exabytes? Their costumer service are just excellent, at least they won’t sell something that is out of stock but still placing the particular item on the first page :P

So, would you still buy something online in Malaysia?