1. When you are shopping online, make sure that you are merely shopping on secure websites. Look in the website URL and it should display "https" rather than the usual "http" at the beginning. Always have an up-to-date copy of anti-virus running on your computer too. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
2. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting around Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many online stores have moved their sales days up by a couple of days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
4. A reputable online seller should have a history that is recorded with the Better Business Bureau. Check with the BBB before you decide to part with your hard earned money to determine if there have been any major or continual complaints lodged against them. You don't wish to be spending your money with a company that fails to provide.
5. When you shop online, make sure that the online store offers secure checkout. This will assist protect your individual information from being stolen. To ensure the site is encrypted look up into your web browser's URL box. The site is secured if the website starts with https. This stands for hyper transfer protocol secure.