Online Shopping Tip

Online Shopping Tip

What was shopping like before the Internet?

Not so long ago, shoppers actually had to walk into a store and find the product they wanted to buy. If they had questions about it, they would look for a knowledgeable salesperson that would ring it up and let them walk out the store with it.

Today shoppers can view the same product online, read about it, get the technical specifications for it and read reviews to find out what other people think about it.

Online shopping lets you place orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just add your item to the shopping cart, fill in your mailing address, credit card number and hit submit. Orders can arrive the next day if you are willing to pay extra for fast shipping.

But what happens when your product arrives and it’s not what you expected? You’ll have to send it back for an exchange or refund, unless they don’t honor returns. Some online stores will pay for the return shipping, some won’t… to make matters worse, some will charge a restocking fee.

These policies may also be true with some brick and mortar stores, but somehow with an online store it’s more of a hassle.

If this bothers you then you should avoid making purchases online. Or you should first visit a store and try out the product without buying it. Then log in on your home computer and search the web to find the best prices and terms for the item and buy it online.

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