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|>>|| No. 6556
Are there any anonymous ways of basically shopping online? Something not too long-winded, simple, and not suspicious. I just want to buy dildos from ebay anonymously. Why is it so hard?
|>>|| No. 6557
You can get pre-paid credit cards for that sort of thing.
|>>|| No. 6558
I have been looking, but you have to enter your name and all that onto their forms. Hardly anonymous.
|>>|| No. 6560
Pay someone bitcoins to buy it for you.
|>>|| No. 6561
It is perfectly legal to buy and own dildos in this country.
I smell an X/Y problem here.
|>>|| No. 6563
Anonymous to what extent? Is there some specific stage in the process which is an issue, i.e. someone seeing you receive the package, or someone who has access to your bank statement?
If the entire process is an issue, you would need to set up a new paypal account, email address and ebay account specifically for that purpose. As you can't verify your paypal without linking it to a bank account, sellers might refuse to sell to you.
Excuse me for saying this, but frankly your issue is extremely bizarre. Wanting anonymity is fine enough, but wanting to receive physical goods anonymously is entirely self-defeating. (Unless of course, it is only a specific step, such as your bank account as I mentioned above.)
I'll also add, if the only problem is that you don't want the item appearing on your ebay purchase history, then all you have to do is create a second ebay account just for that purpose. It's as simple as that.
|>>|| No. 6564
I have a paypal account that isn't linked to any bank account. I just transfer money to it from one that is.
Not that I do anything illegal with it.
|>>|| No. 6565
Forget eBay. Go to bondara.co.uk, they've got excellent customer care too.
|>>|| No. 6566
You lot are already getting suspicious.
I don't mind payments coming up on my statement too much (there is a slight issue here which I can fix). The main issue I have is that the seller/merchant will know my name. I just want to buy things without the seller knowing my name (I don't mind them knowing the address they will be shipping to because it is a shitty place I'm renting with my other half, and we already moved twice this year).
|>>|| No. 6567
If you really do just want to buy dildos, why not go to an actual dildo shop and pay cash?
|>>|| No. 6569
What could you possibly be doing that you have to refuse to explain even while Anonymous? Are you buying child-sized dildos?
|>>|| No. 6571
I used silicone as an innocent search term on aliexpress recently. Good grief.
Anyway, if it's Chinese sexytime products you want, but to not sully your ebay account, have a look. You can be pretty damn anonymous, as long as your credit card clears.
|>>|| No. 6572
I found a dildo on the fire escape stairs to my apartment. It's a bullet type with a slip on rubber dick thing. After a mandatory sniff I switched it on it had about 5 pulse settings but it's batteries were well beyond their days. It's in my cupboard unused but the sleeve is clean but may need a wash before use. I'm happy to pass it on, set up a 1 off email and I'll send pics of the ticklebee and if you want it, it's yours.
|>>|| No. 6573
>I just want to buy things without the seller knowing my name
Ebay/Paypal account with a false name.
>Anyway, if it's Chinese sexytime products you want, but to not sully your ebay account, have a look. You can be pretty damn anonymous, as long as your credit card clears.
And only about 1% of the results that come up will have any silicone in them at all.
I only buy free-range vegan dildos.
|>>|| No. 6574
That doesn't solve anything. You would need to associate a bank account with it.
|>>|| No. 6576
Try AliExpress, cheap as chips. The sellers tend to be discreet just to avoid shipping costs and the Chinese taxman. Ebay will leave a purchase history for others to see eg reviews.
|>>|| No. 6577
>I only buy free-range vegan dildos.
I live close to Hebden Bridge and surprisingly, if you know where to get them, they come in a variety of models.
|>>|| No. 6578
Here's an elephant trunk dildo, quite a popular kink.
I'd like to use a massive trunk strap on whilst wearing a gas mask if anybody is interested btw.
|>>|| No. 6582
Do they have a referral system? I'm need a new strap-on and can't find anything decent on Lovehoney. I can get you some free points or whatever if you like.
|>>|| No. 6584
>Nicking dildos and panties off of female flatmates is a dead give-away
WTF are you on about? I found a dildo on some stairs you juvenile.
|>>|| No. 6585
I went to a party once and was very pissed and looking for the loo. I found myself in a girls room and opened a drawer for some reason and found a bunch of panties. I nicked a bunch despite finding no sexual arousal from them, and stuffed them into my boxers and returned to the party. When I woke up the next morning I just chucked them in the bin. I dont know why I did it.
|>>|| No. 6587
So I created a Paypal account with a fake name, and I transfer money into it from my real Paypal whenever I want to buy anything. A bit long, but it makes me feel at ease.
Thanks gay lads.
I just wanted to buy plain T-shirts from eBay, and buy a few songs I like on Bandcamp without being known by the sellers.
|>>|| No. 6588
>I just wanted to buy plain T-shirts from eBay, and buy a few songs I like on Bandcamp without being known by the sellers.
I take it you don't shop at any supermarkets or Amazon either.
|>>|| No. 6589
I shop at supermarkets, but never at Amazon.
I know it sounds mental, but you can't throw rational arguments about this at me because I just feel uncomfortable about being known.
|>>|| No. 6591
>I shop at supermarkets
Unless you've always walked and paid in cash and never been ID'd then they know who you are. Also, unless you've always used their convenience formats, then even if they don't know your name they can recognise you by the way you walk.
>but never at Amazon.
You should. They're bloody brilliant.
>I know it sounds mental, but you can't throw rational arguments about this at me because I just feel uncomfortable about being known.
You're right. That sounds mental. You should see a doctor about that. If your local mental health services don't allow you to self-refer then you may need to be persistent with your GP.
|>>|| No. 6593
Listen you self-absorbed twat, I don't mind buying shit at the Supermarket or even using my Contactless to ride buses. The only thing I do mind is being known by anybody online, any sellers, even if it is as innocent as buying a plain T-Shirt.
Go take your bollocks elsewhere. Fucking soppy twat.
|>>|| No. 6594
>Listen you self-absorbed twat
Says the lad who doesn't mind revealing himself to Tesco but thinks some t-shirt seller is out to get him.
|>>|| No. 6595
1. Go to WHSmith
2. Buy prepaid Visa gift card with cash
3. If you need to register it, your name is now Cyril Sneer
4. Use to buy your dildo
5. For shipping name, repeat 3
6. Anal self buttsexx
Same process I used to buy research chemicals when I was too young to get a debit card. You're welcome.
|>>|| No. 6596
Whilst I admire your commitment to personal information security, you're the one who comes across as a little self-absorbed.
|>>|| No. 6597
But then WHSmith would know who he was, defeating the object of the entire exercise.
|>>|| No. 6598
Unless WHSmith and Visa have some kind of clandestine data-sharing operation, then no it doesn't.
|>>|| No. 6599
>Unless WHSmith and Visa have some kind of clandestine data-sharing operation
One of the things the card networks use to justify their fees is the vast array of data they hold on cardholders, which you consented to when you took out the card. American Express in particular tout their data as being more valuable, a phenomenon which arises almost entirely through selection bias.
|>>|| No. 6600
Why are you posting as though I'm being ridiculous, when you are the one who appears to be suggesting WHSmith requests and pays Visa for the purchase history of every prepaid debit card that they sell, and then match that up with the CCTV footage of who bought the card, and then cross-references that with some other database... I mean what the fuck is the point of your post, lad?
|>>|| No. 6601
Buy it with a birthday card, boom, he's a considerate mate who likes to treat people on their birthdays. Stop being a pedant.
|>>|| No. 6602
>Why are you posting as though I'm being ridiculous
Because you are being ridiculous. A reminder that the other side of the argument is "I don't want people knowing who I am except for big companies and the government who I trust to always be good".
|>>|| No. 6603
There's a difference between being privacy-conscious and just plain mental. So if you're that mental then no, there is no way to anonymously shop on the Internet. But you can equally argue there is no way of shopping anywhere without being anonymous, because as soon as you walk into a shop the assistants could see you and recognise your face, you are captured on CCTV, etc.
|>>|| No. 6604
You lot misunderstand, and that is partly my fault. I have a hard time verbalising my thoughts and reasons. I am not implying that anyone is after me. I know this. I know I am just an average guy, but to put it as simple as possible, I just don't feel comfortable with sellers, or anyone online knowing me. I know this sounds ridiculous, stupid and retarded, but I can't shake that feeling.
There was an artist I liked on Bandcamp. I bought his album, and the email came in thanking me for supporting the artist. It started off with "Dear Anon..." My stomach just sank like finding out you failed that one important exam. I don't like that feeling, and I understand it is all irrational, but I would much rather find ways to avoid the whole thing.
In fact, I would love it if everyone in the UK were allowed to keep five different legal names that they can use for different purposes.
I understand this all sounds deluded. Every job I have had, I found it through friends or agencies. The thought of filling out an application online for a job fills me with terror. So gents, my bad, but try to understand the crazy place I'm coming from.
|>>|| No. 6605
As an artist who sells stuff on band camp, please take solace in the fact that that email is automated. It's not like we're going to sit and reply to every single person who bought something. Obviously I would see your name and address if you bought physical goods from me, but rest assured that you're just like any other random tosser I wouldn't give a shit about.
You sound a bit paranoid. Have you considered opening a PO box? You could open it under fake details. In addition, if you set your paypal account up as a business user, it lets you use your company name/address without giving people your personal details. That should sort you out, right?
|>>|| No. 6606
That was rather the point I was making. Given the context, the OP is veering towards "just plain mental".
>There was an artist I liked on Bandcamp. I bought his album, and the email came in thanking me for supporting the artist. It started off with "Dear Anon..."
I knew it had been around a long time, but I was surprised to discover that mail merge dates back to 1980.
>I would much rather find ways to avoid the whole thing.
Alternatively, you could learn to cope with reality. It'll be much better for you in the long term.
Seriously, it sounds like you could do with some help with your anxiety. I know there's a lad here who knows how to work the whole NHS mental health thing, but I figure you could do worse than calling 111 or 0845 4647 (depending on where in the UK you are).
|>>|| No. 6608
Do you remember when mail merge printing was not as sophisticated and when you received a form letter the bit with your name would be written in a different font and slightly smudged ink?
|>>|| No. 6609
>Have you considered opening a PO box? You could open it under fake details.
Not an actual PO Box. For those you need to show paperwork. Even many of the major private providers will want some form of ID. You might have some luck if you go to your local ethnic district and find the corner shop/internet cafe that does the mail service.
FWIW, dodgy companies that want PO Boxes usually go with the tactic of renting an industrial unit, taking the paperwork to Royal Mail, and then defaulting on the rent. Then they have a PO Box with a backing address where they won't be found. Though I do remember one particularly cunty clamping outfit that rented a box in an internet cafe, only paid the first month's fees and has subsequently left the owner to deal with the victims, bailiffs and occasionally the police. ISTR they also put their bank's VAT number on all their invoices.
|>>|| No. 6610
>Alternatively, you could learn to cope with reality. It'll be much better for you in the long term.
This attitude pisses me off.
Even if there is something wrong with me, it doesn't warrant being examined by doctors and shopping for a new disease to fit whatever eccentricities I might have developed. I am fine. I study, work, social, and have healthy relationships. I'm not going to be called a loony simple because I don't like people knowing me. I don't need to be forced and re-educated to like things I don't like.
Haha! How funny!
Thanks mate. I know nobody is looking for me, and that I am not some important guy. I have had my Paypal set up as a business for ages now, and every time I used it, they would address my letter to the business name. Bandcamp threw me off because it addressed the letter to me, my name. Hence finding new ways of buying stuff online.
I set up another Paypal with a fake name and address now anyway, I transferred some money into and and will be using it until I can think of a better way to do things.
It would have been better if you lot just thought I was after dildos. Semi-twats.
|>>|| No. 6611
>>It would have been better if you lot just thought I was after dildos.
The plot thickens. I thought OP was just a standard bloke who likes a bit of prostate stimulation in his spare time but this post is shady as fuck. Fears about being re-educated, frames his eccentricities in terms of doctors and diseases, mentions how he has normal relationships but is concerned about being seen as a loony and has an interest in bouncing money around to make it untraceable.. my moneys on him being either a paranoid schizophrenic or someone with an interest in legally questionable pornography.
|>>|| No. 6612
>I set up another Paypal with a fake name and address now anyway
PayPal do identity checking. Your account won't last long.
I can't believe you're this naive. Why do you want to buy dildos anonymously? Are these for someone else?
|>>|| No. 6613
You've already mentioned that your condition limits your employment options by virtue of you being afraid to fill out online application forms. That's not to mention other issues - if an email addessed to you is enough to cause you significant distress how will you deal with someone calling you by name on the phone?
I'd agree with you if your 'eccentricity' was some harmless thing of no consequence, but 'fear of being known' is not one of these. I highly recommend talking to your doctor about CBT or finding other ways to combat anxiety issues and paranoia.
|>>|| No. 6614
>After a mandatory sniff
How do you know this hasn't been up some hairy bloke's arse?
>>but never at Amazon.
>You should. They're bloody brilliant.
Their tax policies and treatment of workers isn't
|>>|| No. 6615
Why would you buy the dildo
Become the dildo?
|>>|| No. 6618
If I could shag myself up the arse, I wouldn't leave the house.
|>>|| No. 6619
I've kind of lost track of how long I have used this site, but this is my verifiable Schizolad #3.
Christ, it is September. Again.
|>>|| No. 6620
Yeah Freshers Week for the next three months. Then we get all the WAH WAH I HATE MY COURSE/LIFE/HOUSEMATES in January. It's like the circle of .gs life.
|>>|| No. 6621
EW A BLOKE'S ARSE. Can you imagine anything more disgusting lads? Good thing we're all smooth pimps who luuuurve the pussy and have no interest in man bums at all.
|>>|| No. 6622
If you think that's disgusting, wait until you see their tax policies and treatment of workers.
|>>|| No. 6623
I'm the lad who suggested it. I've had mine for maybe four years now.
|>>|| No. 6626
Personally, I sympathise with OP and don't think he's necessarily a paranoid schizophrenic. Just start new eBay and Paypal accounts using false names but your real address since you said you wasn't bothered about them knowing your address. If you change your mind about the address you can always get a P.O. Box.
>After a mandatory sniff
This one made me chuckle. Never change .gs. Dildo Thief or Dildo Sniffer should be one of the default names in /iq/, we haven't had a new one in ages, since Auntie Fucker I believe.
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