1. Make sure to read all the information about any product you are considering purchasing. Just looking at a picture online can be deceiving sometimes. It can make a product look bigger or smaller than it is. Make sure to browse the description which means you know exactly what you really are purchasing.
2. When you are online shopping, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL and it also should display "https" as opposed to the usual "http" at the beginning. Usually have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer too. This will make certain you have a safe online shopping experience.
3. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting as early as Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many online stores have moved their sales days up by several days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
4. When you're shopping online you need to be sure you know who you're buying from. If you're buying with an online auction site, only buy from people that have positive feedback. On other sites look to see if they are a reputable company by searching for reviews upon them online.
5. Check out coupon sites. Whatever you desire to buy could have coupons or discount codes. Before you purchase something, make sure that you have the ability to have a few seconds and do a quick search. You may even desire to bookmark some coupon sites to have ready when you buy.