1. Look for the right times to shop online. Often the stores that you frequent will have online sales that follow a time pattern. Many, for instance, schedule sales for the beginning of the month or at the end. If you see there's a pattern, hold off on buying anything until the upcoming sales period begins.
2. While shopping online, it's best to shop around to find the best price. Shopping online makes it very easy to find the best price for just about any items. While shopping around, ensure that you only consider the prices from places where you'd feel comfortable buying from. Even if a value is great, it won't matter if you don't want to order from that place.
3. Make sure that you're entering your payment details on a good site. Look for "https://" inside the URL from the site that you're trying to buy something from. If you don't see that or no symbol of any website security, then it's probably a wise idea not to trust those people along with your account information.
4. Make it a habit to sign up for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know when a product has dropped to a price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
5. If you are looking at purchasing from a seller the first time, take a moment to carefully examine their past customer reviews. For the most part this provides you with an approximate idea of what type of goods and services you need to expect yourself. Anyone who has been rated lowly time and time again ought to be given a wide swerve.