I am sure, Adobe would soon realise that they should have done it earlier. Anyway, it’s better late than never.
Thanks to everyone in community and at Adobe, who pushed for this.
Everyday I come to know about a new online shopping website (store) from/for India. I have been using some sites from following list:
book store, electronic, toys, computers, lcd monitors (benq, acer), mobile phones, music, movies and gifts.
book store, mobile phones, music, movies and gift vouchers.
computers, laptops, electronic, accessories, computer hardware, laptop bags, etc. It also hosts stores for Belkin, Logitech, etc.
computer, electronic, laptop, wires, connectors, cables, laptop accessories, etc.
t-shirts, mugs, stickers, custom printing and corporate gifts.
t-shirts and mugs.
imported consumer items. This site would calculate custom duty and shipping cost. If you want convenience of getting things (electronic, computer and other things) from USA and don't want to deal with custom and shipping.
One of the oldest online stores in India, it hosts stores for different brands. You can pretty much get most of things (books, electronics, movies, computer hardware and accessories) here.
I would keep updating this post to include more stores, as and when I use or get to know any. BTW! Infibeam accepts Paypal, so that's one of the reasons, it's at top of my list .
Disclaimer: I have only used Infibeam, FlipKart, Pringoo, Gadgets.in and Rediff (long time back). Please understand things before you use any of these sites and please don't blame me, if something goes wrong
Adobe is yet to launch online store for India. More than four years back, I wrote about this issue..
I have changed my work-flow to introduce more and more open-source tools. However, sometimes I have to use Adobe Flash Authoring tool and Flash Builder for some projects.
I hope, Adobe would soon figure out a way to launch an online store in India. I am yet to understand what has been holding Adobe from doing that, I am assuming something with taxes or government policies, if not Adobe’s intentions?
BTW! Some face problems in USA also, check out what Tariq has gone through today, while buying something from Adobe Store.
Infibeam is shipping free anywhere in India, that’s another good thing.
I have been buying books from Infibeam for sometime, so far experience has been good except one particular instance.
I ordered a book, everything went well and I was told within one or two week, book would be shipped. After waiting for a week or so, I get an email from Infibeam that since book is out of stock, they would not be able to ship it. I exchanged couple of emails with their staff, asking the reasons and how it should be – if you confirmed the order, you should deliver the book, otherwise you might loose some customers.
BTW! It has been more than a month, I believe, they are yet to refund the money for the order they could not complete
Having said all (positive and negative experience), I feel, overall, it looks good to me. That one instance is out of 10, so I am going to continue trying them