1. When you are shopping on the web, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be requesting trouble. Some people have had their credit card and personal information stolen from shopping on under reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.
2. If you want to buy books online, you'll get a better deal if you get them used. Dependant upon the condition you obtain them in, you may just end up paying a few cents plus shipping. Make sure you read the description of the book to see if you can find any damages you should be aware of.
3. Do not spend too much money on shipping. Shipping charges can actually add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free freight once you spend a certain amount, or possess a coupon code that allows you to get free freight. Instead of paying your hard earned money on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.
4. Be cautious which sites you patronize. It is difficult to find out which are in the up and up and which can be not, but there are a few clues. If the address does not seem sensible or the design seems off, go to a different site. In addition, if a bunch of pop-up windows begin appearing, close them out and move on.
5. Never give out your Social Security number with an online merchant. This number is not required for placing orders online. Giving an online store your Social Security number can help them use your personal and private information to steal your identity. To prevent that, if you continue an online store site and discover that as being a requirement, do not buy anything from them and shop someplace else.