1. Make sure that when you make a purchase online, you are aware of if the site is secure or not. You may not want your information being compromised in nowadays. Identity theft is fairly common, and you must protect your information at all cost so that you will wish to keep making purchases online.
2. A reputable online seller must have a history that is recorded with the Better Business Bureau. Check with the BBB before you part with your hard earned money to find out if there have been any major or continual complaints lodged against them. You don't want to be spending your cash with a company that fails to deliver.
3. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Take this into account when you are deciding on a site to purchase from. Should you don't feel comfortable providing the company with your charge card information, try to find another site. Try to find a website that offers a safe and secure page when you're adding your charge card information.
4. Turn it into a habit to sign up for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know whenever a product has dropped to a price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.
5. When you are shopping online, make sure that you are just shopping on secure websites. Look in the site URL plus it should display "https" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Also have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer too. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.