1. Always remember your budget and credit limits while shopping online. The virtual world of online shopping has become a lot of people in serious debt. You need to look at online shopping in the same manner you look at offline shopping. Never buy items online that you don't have the cash to pay for.
2. Be careful in regards to the online stores that you consider buying from. If the online store is poorly designed, full of misspellings, and overall fishy, you should take your money elsewhere. These are signs that something might not be right about this store. It's safer to be safe than sorry.
3. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Remember this when you are choosing a site to look from. If you don't feel relaxed providing the company with your credit card information, try to look for another site. Try to find a website that offers a secure page when you're adding your charge card information.
4. Before going shopping at any online retailer, do a quick search for promotional codes. Most of the big retailers often have promotions running that are not advertised on their own home page. Doing a quick search for these codes will allow you to insert the code at checkout to save money.
5. If you are looking at purchasing from the seller for 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 should be given a wide swerve.