Holiday shopping season is in full swing and online retailers are expecting record sales, as shoppers choose to go online, instead of waiting in lines.
Before you start cyber shopping, check out this guide from Internet correspondent Mike Wendland.
Before you click, you should compare because the net is awash in comparison-shopping sites and the best advice to you is to use them.
Sites like www.shopping.com make it so easy.
Type in the item you are looking for and zap, back comes a roundup from the web on who has it and at what price.
Shopzilla is another great comparison site, as is eBay, the auction site that has lots of online stores, which, because of low overhead and no middleman markups, offer really good “buy it now” pricing.
Although, price is not everything.
Look for online specials like a t-shirt or jewelry portal that offer free shipping on big orders or special discounts on the hottest items.
Free shipping can add up to big savings and most merchants have stocked up on the best selling ones so prices can be kept at a minimum.
One more thing if you do not know the online site, look out for things like buttons from the BBB or the Hacksafe security site.
Stores that show these have to be checked out for reliability, meaning you can shop in confidence.
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