1. When shopping for a specific item, check several different online retailers. Many times with a little searching, it can save you as much as 25 %. Look at a number of websites to make sure you are getting the best offer. When figuring each website's price, make sure you include shipping costs in your calculations.
2. Prior to making a purchase, make a price comparison on several websites. Look for special coupons and offers on these websites to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Also look into what it really will cost for the shipping on your own items and in case there are free shipping options available to you.
4. Discover more about the payment methods provided by the online store you are interested in. Most stores provide you with the option to pay with a charge card or with PayPal. Credit cards is a safe option only if the store features a secure server. If you do not see any information about safety, it is advisable to go through another store.
5. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect one to a page after you've submitted a purchase detailing anything that was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy 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.