1. If you wish to buy a used product online, learn more about the vendor first. You need to visit their profile and look for reviews written by other shoppers who bought products from this seller. Usually do not hesitate to contact the seller to ask a few questions concerning the product you are interested in.
2. If you have questions while shopping, look for a live chat function in the online store. Many big brands (and even some boutique stores) now have this functionality. You can chat immediately with a customer service representative to correct any issues or answer any questions before you purchase. That can give you a lot of peace of mind.
3. If you're making an online purchase, don't hesitate to contact customer care if you have an issue. By contacting customer service before making your order, you'll learn how helpful customer care is and exactly how quickly they respond. This can be useful information to have in the event that something fails after you've made your purchase.
4. When you are online shopping, make sure that you are merely shopping on secure websites. Look in the site 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 also. This will ensure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
5. When you are making a purchase online, ensure that you use a charge card to pay for the transaction. Charge card users are protected against fraud by federal law and therefore are only responsible for $50 in these cases. Some card agencies will even go so far regarding wave the $50 for you, which means you will not be out of pocket.