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How to get the best out of online shopping sites.

Date Added: June 22, 2009 05:54:16 PM
Author: Craig Davis
Category: Shopping
 

I love to shop online. When I shop online I don’t need to put gasoline in the tank of my car, fight crowds, or end up spending too much money. It’s a great thing to shop while I am wearing my pajamas and sipping my morning coffee. Perhaps some of you have considered shopping online, but you just don’t know how to get the best out of online shopping sites. This article is for you. One of the main places I shop online is auction sites like EBay and Craigsist. If I am looking for something of a general nature, I always intentionally misspell the item when I enter it into the search engine. For example, if you are a Porsche fan and you like to collect old Porsche literature and paraphernalia, type Porche into the search engine. When people list items, sometimes they misspell them. When this happens online shoppers can’t find the item because when they do their search the correct spelling of the word doesn’t match with the misspelled word. On an auction site, the less people who see the item, the less bids there will be. And if there are fewer bids you will be able to buy the item at a much lower price than what if would have sold for. Another tip when dealing with auction sites is that you should bid on the last day of the auction. If an auction runs for seven days and you bid on the first day, chances are you will be outbid and will have to pay a higher price than what you ordinarily would have. If you really want to know how to get the best out of online shopping sites, it’s important to sign up for a Pay Pal account. Credit cards are okay, but many online stores are only accepting Pay Pal, and if you don’t have it you are missing out on some great deals. One of the great things about shopping online is that if you think a price is too high, you can just go on to the next store and see if they have a lower price. Never buy an item without first checking 3 or 4 sites. Also, you should never give out credit card information over an unsecure connection. To see if a connection is secure, look at the address bar. If there is a padlock symbol on the address bar, the connection is secure. A secure connection means that only you and the seller can see your information. One of the most important things to remember when learning how to get the best out of online shopping sites is to always check the shipping information before making a purchase. The larger the item is, the more it will cost to ship. These tips have helped me on my way to learning how to get the best out of online shopping sites, and I hope they help you in your online shopping.



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