Are You Shopping Wisely?

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Are You Shopping Wisely?

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Take a look at holiday shopping. This is the time when everyone is capable of spending big money. When shopping online you should know what you are up against and do your shopping with your guard up.

Know with whom you are dealing with.

Protect one’s privacy

Make sure when you place your order you are on a secure web server.

Know the safest way to pay.

Have fun shopping wisely

It is very important to know your legal rights when shopping online.

Check to see what kind of return and refund policy the business has in place for customers shopping online.

Take the necessary time to read all the fine print on documents.

Always check on the delivery date for your purchase to arrive to you.

Check on warranties and the length of the warranty. Make sure you know actually what the warranty covers.

How can you tell if you are getting the best deal?

It pays off to compare prices.

Check on what it will cost to have your purchase handled and shipped.

Always plan on ordering early to allow extra time for the purchase to shipped and delivered.

It pays off to keep good accounting records of your purchases.

Learn how to track your purchases.

Always keep all your online purchase receipts . This is very simple. Just print a website printout of your purchase once you have checked out.

It has been known that if you make yourself an impulse list it will help you when it comes to making online purchases. Follow this procedure very closely.

Don’t never buy , unless you have funds in your budget to cover your purchase. If you don’t have the funds to make the purchase put it on your impulse list.

Make sure you look for at least three prices for the same product at different website merchants before making a purchase.

Allow yourself at least ten days to consider buying the product before you buy it.

Never let yourself find more than one item on your impulse list.

It really pays to never buy on impulses. The only way to really help yourself when it comes to online shopping is to discipline yourself. You will never have a budget if you don’t consider self-discipline. Learn to set aside money before you ever go online shopping. If you don’t learn discipline where money is involved you will never get ahead. Online shopping can be addictive.