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Don’t Make these Mistakes when Shopping Online

Don’t Make these Mistakes when Shopping Online

Many people have fallen in love with the idea of shopping online. This puts them in position to find and buy everything they need, all without stepping foot outside their home.

Despite the convenience and opportunity to save money, this experience does not always go as planned. Below are three mistakes to avoid when shopping via the internet:

1. Overpaying for shipping. While you may be able to save money on the cost of the item, you could find yourself giving this back on shipping costs. You must take this into consideration when comparing online prices to offline prices.

Some stores offer free shipping, but others look at this as a way of boosting their profit. This is something to keep an eye on before you finalize your transaction.

2. Assuming it’s a good deal. Just because you are shopping online doesn’t mean you are getting the best possible deal. Consider this: more than one online store may be selling the same item. Have you compared the price at multiple stores?

Shopping online affords you the opportunity to save money. Just make sure you are actually doing so before you pull the trigger on a purchase.

3. Forgetting to read the description. In other words, you must know what you are getting. When you shop at a local store, you can view an item with your own two eyes. This is not as simple online. This is why you have to read descriptions, review specifications, and see what others are saying about the product. This information can help you better understand what you are getting.

Today is Cyber Monday and there are thousands of online deals to consider. As long as you know what you are doing, as long as you know how to avoid common mistakes, you can be happy with every purchase you make. 

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Comments 1

Frank on Thursday, 17 December 2015 18:31

On #1: Many companies provide pickup at the store. While you may not want to do this, if a company doesn't waive shipping costs, this will still save you time as you won't have to search for the product at the store.

#2 & #3 are critically important in online shopping. I would always recommend to search at more than one online store to make sure you are getting the lowest price. Also, there are many fakes online, so you want to make sure you know what you are actually buying.

On #1: Many companies provide pickup at the store. While you may not want to do this, if a company doesn't waive shipping costs, this will still save you time as you won't have to search for the product at the store. #2 & #3 are critically important in online shopping. I would always recommend to search at more than one online store to make sure you are getting the lowest price. Also, there are many fakes online, so you want to make sure you know what you are actually buying.
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