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    Default Online ordering from the DR

    Bad news.

    Seems more and more online shops are checking IP addresses. My "Newegg.com" order just failed and they informed me that orders placed from non-US IP addresses are no longer possible. This sucks a lot as Newegg is one of the best if not the best for computer hardware.

    Any ideas what we can do about this? Entering personal data while using a proxy server doesn't seem like a good idea to me but its the only idea that i had so far. PS: They don't have phone/fax ordering

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    It's been over two years, has anyone solved this problem? I am looking for a solution myself.

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    I've given up. I can't make cc purchases from the DR, and a lot of folks don't take PP.

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    I know 2 peope who have beaten the system, but their solutions are not practical for me.

    Guy # one has a satellite internet connection and uses that to purchase, since his satellite systen has a US IP address.

    Guy # 2 runs various web businesses and had one of his programmers set up one of his web servers in the US as a proxy server so he can browse as if he were in the states.

    I was hoping there might be as service out there that would make a non US web browser look like a US web broswer.

    For one thing, my new PS3 has some really cool internet funtionality, but when it sees my DR IP address it locks me out of all the cool stuff. (like movie rental downloads)

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    wont it give the game away when you give them the address to deliver to....ive used paypal to buy some items and to my surprise they actually arrived

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    I use PayPal with my BusinessMail, MIAMI forwarding company as my 'CONFIRMED' address. This normally gets me passed the eBay scrutiny of "Outside of the Good Ol USA" requirement!

    Isn't it amazing how many US Corporates are getting paranoid about ONLY supporting people from within their own confines? I even had some clever telephone order girl telling me how terrible the DR was because her Father used to live here (in an official USA position) 18 years ago & he had told her nasty things that happen here - like NO electricity & poor transportation & ......... !!! Mind you, she got very pleasant again when I told her she was speaking to G.W. Bush, ........... her Father must have had a DEMOCRAT Appointment! ! ~ Grahame.

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    I have bought and buy all types of stuff online through Amazon, ebay etc. and have never had a problem. My forwarding addrees for my credit card (in Doral Fl) is already authorized so it has never been a problem. I might also add that I maintain a US street mailing address for my cc.

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    I have come across many sites that deny access when the ip address is outside of the US. Aren't there simple ways to mask your IP or have it appear as a US IP?

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    samair proxies

    Sort by country, then browse through the US ones. I used to use a Canadian one to watch the CBC hockey feeds online. Unfortunately CBC has become rather good at detecting proxies now.

    Codeen ones can be a bit of a pain to work with sometimes.

    You need a high-anonymous proxy. The ones on port 80 are easier to use and less recognizable.

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    if you get AOL broadband (to which you log in via your regular ISP connection in the DR), you will be actually going via AOL proxy in the USA and your IP address would appear as Missouri, USA

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