1. When you find yourself making a purchase online, ensure that you use a charge card to pay for the transaction. Bank card users are protected against fraud by federal law and are only liable for $50 in these cases. Some card agencies will even go so far regarding wave the $50 for you, meaning that you will not be out of pocket.
2. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually accomplish this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the web. If you choose the first sale you see, you will find a chance you are going to miss out on an improved deal somewhere else.
3. When you are online shopping, make sure that you are just shopping on secure websites. Look in the web 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 as well. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.
4. Be suspicious of overdoing it. It is much easier to overspend when you find yourself shopping online. You begin to rationalize that you can spend more for those shoes because you saved money on gas and the food you would have gotten should you went to the mall, as an example. Give yourself a restriction and follow it.
5. Turn it into a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know each time a product has dropped to some price you prefer. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.