1. When getting things shipped to your home that you bought online, know your consumer rights regarding time tables and condition of items. You have a directly to receive items according to the terms stated when you ordered them and reasonable expectations of goods being undamaged. Consult with the BBB for exact specifics and get what's coming to you fairly!
2. If you are planning to be online shopping, make sure that you practice it from a computer connection you understand is secure, like the one that you have in the home. Hackers look for WI-Fi connections in public places while they are scouting for victims, so avoid shopping when using them.
3. Be mindful which sites you patronize. It is difficult to learn which are around the up and up and which are not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not sound right or the design seems off, go to a different site. Additionally, if a variety of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.
4. When shopping online, choose the best shipping policy. Often times companies offer expedited shipping. However, often times getting the product one day earlier can cost you as much as twice the normal shipping price. Therefore, if you can wait on the product to arrive using normal shipping instead of expedited shipping, choose standard shipping to save money.
5. If you find a fantastic product on your favorite site, search for it in a search engine before you buy it. Make note of the model number or brand, and do a quick search to ensure that you can't have it cheaper from somewhere else. You might be able to save a few dollars that way.