Why? She’s scared of buying stuff online. She also prefers to see and touch it before buying it.
- Go to the store and check it out – but don’t buy it from there. Write down the product name and model number, then search for prices online. Pricegrabber is awesome. Frucall is another nifty service that allows you to do “free comparison shopping with your cell phone when you’re in a store.”
- How do you know if the reseller is honest? Pricegrabber has their seller rating, or ResellerRatings would be another website to check.
- If you’re ordering online, make sure the URL in the address bar starts with https.
- Printing the purchase confirmation page? PDFCreator will help you save trees for free.
There’s other factors involved, such as the return policy, where the item(s) are shipping from, or if tax will be included. You’ll need to visit the online reseller’s website for those details.
The more you do this, the quicker the process becomes. For me, Newegg, Mwave, and Amazon are my main three spots before setting foot in a store.
Did I miss anything?