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Friday, 23 November, 2007 7:39 PM

Angie's List 7 Cyber Shopping Tips for Black Friday / Cyber Monday

More and more people are avoiding Black Friday’s shopping melee but still cashing in on the sales by going online well before Cyber Monday – the day when many professional spend more time shopping at work than working at work. The National Retail Federation says 37 percent of shoppers will begin their cyber shopping three days early this year – some as early as tomorrow.

“Don’t forget that gift cards may be your best answer for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list – and nearly every major outlet includes gift cards on their online stores,” says Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List. “86 percent of respondents to a nationwide Angie’s List poll say gift cards are appropriate to give at the holidays, and 80 percent are hoping to find a gift card in their stocking this year.”

Angie’s 7 Cyber Shopping Tips:

  • Do your research: Know what you’re buying. Read the fine print. If you’re purchasing toys, check the recall list so you know they’re safe.
  • Compare prices and contents: Don’t just compare prices; determine what’s included and what’s not (batteries, an extra memory card, ink, etc.) If you find a deal too good to be true, it probably is.
  • One if by land; two if by sea: ‘Tis the season for great deals on shipping, so take the time to look around for the best price for that, as well as the cost of your purchases.
  • Guaranteed delivery: Santa’s never late and your gift shouldn’t be late either. Be sure before you finalize your sale that your items will arrive in time.
  • Avoid Return-burn: While shopping online can be convenient, return policies can be inconvenient. Some companies won’t accept returns at the physical store, and shipping can get expensive as well as time consuming. Also, some retailers – especially electronics stores –charge a hefty re-stocking fee.
  • Be Safe: When shopping online, make sure the site offers you some security. Look for the locked padlock icon at the bottom of your browser window to see if you're protected – that padlock indicates the site is using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts sensitive information.
  • Be Smart: When you register for an account to shop online, think about your password – it should be something you can remember but that can’t easily be figured out by cyber thieves. Use combinations of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Also, keep passwords unique from account to account.

Source: Angie's List

 

 

 

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