Overstock.com’s online shop, which offers a range of women’s products and services, has a number of terms and conditions that some of its users might find objectionable.
Here’s a summary of some of the more contentious ones.
What it means for you If you’ve ever wondered if buying a woman’s clothing online is okay, these terms and restrictions might help you decide.
For one thing, they might mean you’ll never be able to order from the shop, or even find out what the clothes you want are.
And if you’ve already signed up for an Overstock account, you may have a higher chance of getting caught.
Some terms may not apply to the women’s shop, like women’s designer clothing, which is generally cheaper and more widely available online.
Other terms that might come up are “overstock,” “stalk,” and “stitch.”
“Stalk” refers to someone looking at a shop while its owner is there.
Overstock does not usually give you a reason for looking at the store, but you might get a warning or offer to buy something if you’re following someone.
“Stalker” refers, in part, to someone who tries to track you, or to someone with whom you’re doing business.
If you want to use a shopping website to order clothing online, you’ll need to be careful to make sure the terms you agree to are not confusing or invasive.
Terms may also vary depending on where you live.
“Buyers” in China are required to be 18 and over.
You might have to pay more for Chinese women’s apparel, but most online stores will allow you to order it.
(For an example of where this is possible, check out our guide to buying Chinese women) Other terms may apply to your country’s local laws, which vary widely.
In some countries, such as Japan, buying a pair of women-focused jeans online is illegal, even if you pay for them.
In Australia, for instance, there are no age restrictions for ordering women’s fashion and accessories online.
If that means you have to deal with laws and customs you may not understand, it might be worth a visit to your local Overstock store, if you live in one.
How to check for terms that aren’t appropriate for your particular situation