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Latest Poll: Online purchasing


  • 62%
    is as safe as can reasonably be expected. I do it often.

  • 4%
    is inherently unsafe – I wouldn't take the chance.

  • 22%
    is probably safe enough – I do it anyway.

  • 9%
    might be unsafe, but I still do it.

  • 3%
    is so convenient that I haven't given a thought to any risks.


This poll is now closed

Previous Poll: As far as eBay auctions are concerned

  • 31%
    I use them regularly, and have never had a problem.

  • 26%
    I use them regularly, and have had the odd minor problem.

  • 5%
    A bad experience has deterred me for ever.

  • 9%
    A bad experience made me cautious, but I still use them.

  • 30%
    I would never buy anything in this way.

  • This poll has been sponsored by FE

This poll is now closed

Previous Poll: The fact that Google might have copies of my private files

  • 8%
    doesn't worry me – I trust its security measures.

  • 41%
    concerns me – I don't think my data would be secure enough.

  • 9%
    won't affect me – I won't be searching multiple computers.

  • 42%
    is not something I've heard of. What's this all about?

  • This poll has been sponsored by FE

This poll is now closed

Previous Poll: Wireless networking

  • 3%
    is not something I'm considering – it's too complex.

  • 16%
    isn't for me – I have only one computer anyway.

  • 9%
    isn't necessary – I have a wired network at home.

  • 30%
    is wonderful. I wouldn't be without it.

  • 17%
    is good once it works – I had problems setting mine up.

  • 5%
    is insecure – I would be worried about others accessing my data.

  • 2%
    is expensive… isn't it?

  • 7%
    sounds good. I'll be setting up mine soon.

  • 5%
    is not on my wish list at all.

  • 7%
    is driving me mad – so far I haven't got it working properly.

  • This poll has been sponsored by FE

This poll is now closed

Previous Poll: The most trustworthy means of buying a PC is

  • 27%
    From an independent retailer

  • 12%
    From a website

  • 16%
    From a large chain of PC-related superstores

  • 2%
    From a supermarket

  • 43%
    I always build my own PCs

  • This poll has been sponsored by Matt

This poll is now closed

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