1. Read customer testimonials before you buy anything. People are more than happy to complain about bad service online, so look for sites and testimonials that are terrible so you know what you're getting into. You need to take bad reviews with a grain of salt, but if you see many, you know you will find a problem.
2. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will tell you when a product has dropped to a price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can request a price adjustment to meet the newest deal.
3. When you are shopping online, you should only shop at reputable stores. If the store does not have a good reputation, you may be requesting trouble. Some individuals have had their credit card and personal information stolen from shopping on lower than reputable websites. Be careful and protect your private information.
4. If you're making an online purchase, don't hesitate to contact customer support if you have a question. By contacting customer service prior to making your order, you'll find out how helpful customer support is and how quickly they respond. This is useful information to have in case something fails after you've made your purchase.
5. While shopping online, use a credit card rather than a debit card. This is because charge cards are based on your credit, not the amount of money within your bank account. In case a internet hacker gets your banking information, they can completely ruin you within dependent on hours.