Are you shopping cyber-smart?
Shopping online can be a great time saver, especially during the busy holiday season. Many sites offer specials for you to "click-up” before they sell out. But don’t forget the basics. Whether it is holiday season or anytime during the year, keep these tips in mind:
Comparison shop before you buy. Some media outlets have been saying that some cyber specials may not be all they're cracked up to be. Look for e-coupons. Read the reviews that customers post to learn how the product worked out for others. Shop the item in a store before you purchase online. Remember that the best price may not be at the store’s website, but at a portal site, such as your dividend miles website that has special arrangements with the store. Plan ahead. If you can buy online and return the item to the store, it may save you some return shipping costs and make for a better shopping experience.
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Dear Consumer Gals,
I was buying a camera at one of those large stores. The sales clerk wanted me to purchase a warranty, saying the store's warranty was only good for a few weeks. Doesn't a warranty have to be for longer than that?
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