1. Before shopping from a store that is new to you, learn what the store's reputation is like. You can usually do an internet search and discover what others think of the business. It is best to do this so you do not find out the hard way and lose your hard earned money.
2. Make it a habit to register 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 your price you prefer. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can ask for a price adjustment to fulfill the new deal.
3. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the Internet. If you go for the first sale you see, there exists a chance you are going to miss out on an improved deal somewhere else.
4. When you are shopping online, make sure that you are only 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 too. This will make certain you have a safe online shopping experience.
5. Be careful when it comes 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 better to be safe than sorry.