1. Before buying coming from a new online retailer, do your homework on them. Check online reviews from other customers to see the way it handles items like customer service, shipping, and its overall buying experience. You can also look into the BBB to determine if it has any disputes and whether those disputes were resolved professionally. Try contacting the company via email and phone number, if it's posted to ask questions regarding its business before you buy anything.
2. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will tell you when a product has dropped to a price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to meet the brand new deal.
3. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Keep this in mind when you are choosing a site to look from. If you don't feel at ease providing the company with your charge card information, look for another site. Try to find a site that offers a safe and secure page when you're adding your credit card information.
4. When you are online shopping, make sure that you are only shopping on secure websites. Look in the site URL plus it should display "https" as opposed to the usual "http" at the beginning. Usually have an up-to-date copy of anti-virus running on your computer as well. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
5. Be mindful where you submit your credit card information. When you are shopping online, always use secure sites. These are sites that have taken steps to guard your valuable information. A secured website will begin with HTTPS rather than the standard HTTP. There may also be a locked icon, either in your address or status bar, according to which browser you use.