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Things That Might Cause Danger In a Swimming Pool.

We all look for fun at any point that we can. Every person has some measures in place that enables him to accomplish this. Swimming may be one of the basic activities that most of us prefer. Bu swimming, we always make our body feel relaxed and good at any time. We can also go swimming as one of the ways that we can practice as our daily routine. Despite the positive implications that the swimming pools may have, there are some threats that we might also encounter. There are some of the basic things that need great attention at any time to avoid any danger.

One of the things that can cause a danger to us is the electricity. There are some of the gadgets that only function when they are connected to the swimming pool. The wiring in the swimming pool can also pose a threat to us if not done properly. When water and electricity come into contact they can cause a life threat to us. The managers and the designers of the pool need to ensure that there is a nice coating of the wire. This will avoid any danger that we might face.

The slippery deck is also another threat that we might face. The place is usually slippery, and the decks are watery. The algae can cause a person to slip which might end up causing harm to the person. The sliding can always have the effect of making the person harm himself.
The kind of water that we have in the pool is also something that needs to be our top priority. We need to always look out for any color change that might happen to ur water. The green water can give rise to the bacteria which may have health effects to individuals. The algae may have negative effects as they may give rise to the skin reactions which may not be good to any person.

The diving boards can also be another thing that might have drastic effects on the swimmers if not looked at in time. Some of the swimming pools that we attend are usually shallow which makes them unfit for us to have diving boards. A swimming pool needs to be at least nine feet deep so as to be fit for diving boards. Diving in shallow waters can have negative implications to us as we can get some of the spinal injuries. We all need to ensure that we play a role in ensuring that we have a suitable swimming pool for us to use. This will always help us avoid any dangers that might be as a result of poor keeping of the pool.

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Online Jewellery Stores – Is It Safe to Buy Jewellery Online?

More and more consumers are buying product online on the internet as they begin to feel more comfortable about the security of their money transactions and their identity details. This is the case particularly with inexpensive and commonly used everyday products – but what about more expensive and personal items like jewellery? Are consumers inclined to buy jewellery from online jewellery stores?

Buying jewellery online could be one of the most enjoyable and satisfying experiences you will ever have on the internet, and it is safe and secure, and here is why.

Many people are now accepting that buying products (or services) online is not as fraught with danger as it once was, or was perceived to be. There has been a lot of money spent in developing and promoting safe and secure online store transaction processes and such companies are continually working and marketing hard to reassure consumers that they are not about to get ripped off.

Most of us have made our first online purchase by buying something inexpensive and something that if it was not exactly what we expected it would not be the end of the world, we would not self destruct for having made a bad decision. Things like a tablecloth, a calculator, a pair of sunglasses, an electric can opener and so on. Lo and behold the item arrived in one piece and it is pretty much what you expected – your credit card statement is correct and now you feel OK about having made your first online purchase, it was a good experience.

You now feel more confident and you venture into doing some more frequent shopping online, possibly with stores / sites that you know, know of and therefore trust. You gain experience as an online shopper, you try a few different sites, you do some pricing and delivery comparisons. You get to trust certain online transaction methods (PayPal as an example) and you now recognize the necessity of and meaning of an SSL site (Secure Server Licenced) which gives consumers a form of security assurance. You are now far less apprehensive about shopping on the internet – or are you?

To date you have been buying inexpensive everyday use items, no real monetary risk right?

So now are you ready to buy more expensive items – will you buy a Television, a Ride-on Mower, a Computer, a Bedroom Suite or the likes online? Bigger dollars, more risk – however these are not generally the most critical aspects preventing people from buying big ticket items on the internet – it is more often the case that they want to touch, feel and sniff such items before making a choice. The smart buyers will do this at a store or two, make their choice of product, brand, model, design etc then shop online for the best deal in the knowledge that they are satisfied with their choice, it is now a matter of price and delivery. About 10% of consumers currently do this however this number is expected to grow in time as confidence in the online transaction systems grows and consumer acceptance grows exponentially with it.

So now we come to Jewellery. Jewellery can be expensive and is undoubtedly a very personal item, two good reasons to shy away from buying such an item online. However the greater volume of jewellery purchased is costume jewellery, jewellery not using precious gems like diamonds, rubies, sapphires, opals etc, so the cost is significantly less and the choices are far greater.

This makes selection harder however when a woman sees a piece of jewellery that stands out and jumps up saying “this is really you” then often case the buying becomes an impulse buy and out comes the credit card, willingly. So this same impulse buy can and does happen online in the same way it does in a jewellery store or department store. Should the credit card come out willingly? – are online jewellery stores as safe and secure as the stores / sites that you purchased that electric can opener from, or that lovely tablecloth?

Online Jewellery Stores are just as safe and secure as any other online retail store as long as they meet the same criteria – the essential SSL certified mark and a safe and secure transaction system – the two things that you look for on other online shopping sites. The difference is that you are purchasing something personal, something you will wear, something that reflects your persona, so you will likely ponder longer, not about the decision of is it safe to buy this online but more so the decision of choice – do I really like it, do I really want it.

Such a decision is something only you can make – just like you may be faced with when looking at a nice jewellery piece in a catalogue, no different really.

If you were buying an expensive diamond or other precious gem then there are other very important processes to go through before you would dare risk large sums of money on an online transaction. There have been all sorts of bad press about precious stones rip offs through online trading and the various legitimate jewellers associations around the world are working hard to clean up the industry and restore confidence to consumers, however this bad press should not be a reflection on costume jewellery.

Most if not all of the major jewellery companies and jewellery chain stores have an online presence and their online jewellery stores are well respected and certainly safe and secure. The same can be said of the majority of smaller jewellery businesses and even those which offer handmade or hand crafted jewellery.

Buying jewellery online can be an excellent experience for a number of reasons – the choices are endless, far greater than you will find walking a shopping mall or jewellery alley in any city. The whole world is putting their jewellery on display online. You have a significantly greater chance of finding that something special just for you, that jewellery piece that jumps up off the screen and has you saying “yessss, that is what I want”. With the millions of pieces of jewellery available online what are the chances of one of your friends finding and buying the same thing? This is particularly the case when looking at the non chain store jewellery shops, finding the online jewellery stores that offer unique one off handmade pieces at affordable prices – and that piece may come from any part of the globe, not from the local jewellery store – you could be wearing a lovely piece of jewellery handmade in the far off regions of the Russian Steppes or from a small village in Portugal – anywhere – and that adds even more charm and personal value to that piece of jewellery.

Buying Silver Jewellery Online

Buying silver jewellery online is growing more popular in the United Kingdom but there are some precautions any online shopper ought to bear in mind in order to make the experience a happy one. In this article we will examine the advantages and disadvantages to keep in mind should you be buying silver jewellery online.

As recently as 2008, the proportion of homes with a fast Internet connection was low and online stores that needed a lot of bandwidth were not quick enough and frustrating to use. For all websites that sold silver jewellery online, this was a big problem because good quality pictures of the products are essential if people visiting the site are to find what they want. Even if you are only spending as little as 20 pounds, it is only right that you can examine the item rather than have to guess from a photo the size of a postage stamp! Times change and it is now much more common for people to have easy access to a fast Internet connection now. In fact, not only do the public have good enough web access at home, many people are likely to have it on the move in their modern mobile phone. So now the Internet shopper can get access to high resolution product images and really see what they are buying.

One worry that some shoppers may have had when buying silver jewellery online was that they had to hand over their money before they took receipt of the goods, so the first time they bought from a website it was like handing over cash to a total stranger who may have been working out of his bedroom or even another country, might not even have the items in stock to dispatch straight away or worse still, could have gone bankrupt but the website was still taking your money! There are several things that you should do to ensure that your money is protected and that you are buying from an honest retail website. So, what are your first impressions – does the website look professional? Is it well designed and easy to find your way around? Or does the colour scheme look like something out of a children’s story book? Is it pleasing to look at with clear text and good, clear product photographs or is it packed with spelling errors, grammatical clangers and silly mistakes?

If it passes that test then look for a Contact Us or About Us page that gives at least these three things: their real world address, an email address and a telephone number. If the telephone number is a mobile phone, I would recommend that you shouldn’t buy from them. If there is no physical address, again – do not buy from them. But, if there is an email contact and a telephone number, do go ahead and contact them and ask them about the products you are potentially going to buy. This will give you comfort that they are genuinely a professional retailer and your communication from them will hopefully reveal that they are attentive, professional and customer focused. You should not be alarmed if a telephone call is greeted with their voicemail service as many reliable websites operate to slightly different working hours. On the plus side, it is not unheard of for an online retailer to be servicing customers on public holidays or even at the weekend. The key thing is if you send an email or leave a message, how quickly do they come back to you and how they engage with you when they do.

Then, look them up on a reputable consumer feedback website and see if there are any reviews about them. Ideally you should find at least one upbeat review and if you can find several then that is really good news. Even the best companies sometimes get a minority of bad feedback and realistically you can not please all the people all of the time, so if less than 10% of feedback is bad, then they have passed the test. It can be said that 10% negative responses is really more like only 1% of consumers, as 10 times more people take the effort to complain compared to the number of people who give nice comments for great service. Nothing moves quicker than bad news.

Another big help when buying silver jewellery online is being able to buy with a credit card. In the UK, the buyer gets a lot of protection when buying with a credit card (as opposed to a debit card). If the online shop fails to supply the goods or the goods are incomplete or not as described, if the retailer does not give you satisfaction you can go to your credit card provider and they can dispute the charge. If you time it right, you can also buy the goods on your card and not end up paying for it until after they have actually arrived with you.

When it comes to buying silver jewellery online, you must make sure that it is actually 925 sterling silver – this shows that it is 92.5% silver and 7.25% alloy, normally copper – and not a base metal that has been silver plated. It should be obvious, but disappointingly there are websites that go out of their way to imply they are selling sterling silver when in fact it is not. The site should make it clear throughout all its products that they are in fact 925 sterling silver. Any such item must have a hallmark, the number ‘925’ imprinted on it. If it is not stated, then contact the site via phone or email to check. If they haven’t given their telephone and email contact details, you won’t even be searching on their site, hopefully, thanks to the advice given previously!

It is recommended that you also examine their terms and conditions and look for the amount of their delivery costs. Some websites will advertise low prices for goods and it is only when you are buying them are you told that there is a hefty delivery charge. A good website is open and transparent about both their terms and conditions and delivery costs. The main items that you will want to look for in the terms and conditions will be around the returns policy. Typically, you should be able to return goods within 21 days of receiving them, though some websites may only say 14 days as their policy. Ideally this should be for a complete refund, so if this is important to you then get confirmation in advance from them to say that a refund will take place, though this will almost certainly not include a refund of any delivery charges incurred, just the price paid for the goods you are returning, which is fair. Some retailers may offer only a credit note in all cases, but most will have specific criteria for when they will always offer only a credit note. For example, where there has been a one off order for a special size or type of ring or similar that is out of the norm. Also, for hygiene reasons, earrings (except clip on type) are not normally accepted as returnable unless they are faulty or not as described.

Now, when you actually come to acquire the item, there are additional things you can do to make sure the transaction has happened smoothly. You should receive an email notification, if you have given your correct email as part of the buying process on the website, confirming that your purchase has been successful and also providing a reference number or order number of some kind in case you have any questions or concerns. You can also contact your credit card company to check that the correct amount went through without any problems. The website should also give you some idea of when the items will be with you.

When the items are dispatched, you should receive a notification via email if you have provided it, to confirm that the goods are on their way. The delivery options and terms and conditions should state clearly what method of delivery is used: first class post, recorded delivery, special delivery, etc. This will give you an idea of how long the items should take to arrive after they have been dispatched. If they do not arrive promptly, do contact the website to let them know and get reassurance from them as to when the package was sent and by which method of delivery. Having taken all these precautions, you should soon be in possession of the goods and having had a great experience with the website in question, without doubt you will soon be buying silver jewellery online from them again.

Buying Jewellery Online

Many people are apprehensive about purchasing personal gifts such as jewellery online, being able to physically see the product being often the preference. There is also still a degree of apprehension around security and the reputability of the online jewellery company you are dealing with. This article will explain why when searching for a special gift for a loved one or specifically looking for a beautiful new piece of jewellery you should turn to online stores and what you should look out for.

The single most important factor of purchasing from an online jewellery store is price! Most web only companies do not have the overheads of brick and mortar stores; you will often find designer brands or specialist items with large genuine cost savings from these retailers, an online jewellery store is able to pass on savings they make from lower overheads direct to the consumer meaning you benefit!

When buying jewellery online you need to ensure that the store you are purchasing from has some fundamental things in place.
1) A contact form
2) A published returns policy
3) Privacy policy
4) SSL security in place

The third point is the most important! SSL stands for secure socket layer. You will notice when you process payments online your web browser displays a padlock, this padlock indicates that your payment and card details are protected. Never purchase from any online jewellery store that does not have the padlock symbol on their checkout pages!

The next thing to understand from your selected store is if the jewellery is made by the owner, if so this indicates that they are a much smaller operation, this might make returns a little more risky if they are selling direct. My recommendation if you were looking for handcrafted items would be to use one of many large online companies dedicated to offering small one man band jewellery designers a platform to selling, that or of course eBay is an excellent source of handcrafted jewellery with all the protection of a major brand behind it.

The best thing about buying jewellery online is that it is so convenient! If the online retailer has the right software in place you can view the items in great detail, often in more detail than in person (unless you take a magnifying glass!). With the right packaging and gift wrapping selected, the right item chosen you can simply sit back and wait for your selected item to arrive from the comfort of your own home!