1. 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 everything 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. Make sure to save any emails regarding your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
2. To protect yourself use a credit card while shopping online. The government has passed laws to protect consumers in the event of fraud. The amount the consumer is responsible for is a mere $50.00 as compared to atm cards where the entire balance could be withdrawn by internet hackers.
3. Be extra careful when you search for shopping deals on social media. Although it's a great way to get announcements regarding sales and coupon-codes, social networking accounts can be simply impersonated or perhaps out-right hacked. Get your info on the social networks, then proceed directly to the key site from the store mentioned to wheel and deal.
4. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Remember this when you are deciding on a site to purchase from. Should you don't feel relaxed providing the company with your bank card information, look for another site. Try to find a site that offers a secure page when you're adding your credit card information.
5. Take time to browse through different online stores to evaluate the products offered. Unless you have your mind set on a specific brand, you need to take the time to compare different products. Select one with all the features you need and compare prices too. Visit your favorite online stores often since new products become available on a regular basis.