1. If you want to buy a used product online, learn more about the seller first. You need to visit their profile to check out reviews published by other shoppers who bought products from this seller. Do not hesitate to make contact with the seller to inquire about a few questions about the product you are interested in.
2. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted your order detailing anything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a duplicate of this or save a copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Be sure to save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
3. If you feel you will be making a lot of online purchases later on, consider applying for a separate charge card to use simply for these transactions. It is much easier to track all transactions should they be the only items listed about this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry about your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
4. While shopping online, it's best to shop around to find the best price. Shopping online can make it very easy to get the best price for virtually any items. While shopping around, make sure that you only glance at the prices from places where you'd feel relaxed buying from. Even if a price is great, it won't matter if you don't want to order from that place.
5. Before buying from the new online retailer, do some research on them. Check online reviews from other customers to see the way it handles things like customer service, shipping, and its overall buying experience. You can also check the BBB to find out if it has any disputes and whether those disputes were resolved professionally. Try contacting the company via email and phone number, if it's posted to ask questions on its business before you buy anything.