Shopping online makes life a lot easier and saves time and even money. We also provide access to certain products, perhaps, otherwise we could not buy. But there is also a risk when buying at a distance. Am I going to receive my order? Is it what you expected? Today we offer you our tips for buying in a safe way. Before you buy something, if you don’t know the regular price of the product in question, it is advisable to compare the price in several shops. This will be useful to know the range of prices in which you are moving the same product and, in addition, to know if the main shops sell.
For example, you may find a tv with a significant discount. But when comparing the prices you find that no other store offers that model of tv. What could be a discontinued product? It is not something alarming, but it is good to know if you are buying a current model or an old one.
Check the shipping costs
It is advisable to compare prices and taking into account the costs of shipping. The prices between various shops can be very similar and, typically, we opted for the cheapest. But, when it comes time to pay, we find the shipping costs excessive. What we have saved in the product’s price we are charging more in transportation.
There are websites of shipping, as a Genei or Packlink, in which, for example, to send a mobile phone from one end to another of Spain usually does not exceed 6 euros with insurance for loss is included. If a store you are charged 18 euros for the shipment of a similar product, perhaps, is inflating the price of the shipping costs. Think that retailers such as Amazon charge only 3 euros for a shipment.
It is important that, at the time of pay, this payment is made through a secure connection. For example, if you pay by card, the most common is to open a window secure connection with the banking entity. In addition, there are more and more shops that are attached to the systems Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code. When you make a purchase, in addition to requesting the CVV (that three-digit code that is on the reverse side of your card), you’ll be sent an SMS to your mobile with the amount of the purchase, the store name and a password to confirm the payment.