1. Transform 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 whenever 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 fulfill the new deal.
2. If you feel that you will be making a lot of online purchases down the road, consider trying to get a separate charge card to use only for these transactions. It is easier to track all transactions if they are the only items listed with this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry concerning your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.
3. If you're considering buying a product online, check out the reviews. The reviews off their people that have used the product should be able to give you a great idea about the product. You might be able to find out the quality of the product, when it worked as described, and if you should make the purchase.
4. If a company includes a newsletter, register. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and coupon codes to people on their mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only subscribe to a company's newsletter should you really like their goods and would use a coupon code.
5. If you frequently shop online, ensure your antimalware is always top-notch and up-to-date. Major shopping sites are often targeted by hackers as well as other shady types who attempt to steal your own personal identification or get into your accounts. Heed any warnings your security software offers you about sites and report suspicious activity to the webmaster of the shopping site.