Don’t get caught in the Web
Top tips for safe online shopping
Facebook for a lens attachment that promised to transform my smartphone into a DSLR camera. A quick Google search on the item revealed it to be a shoddily made piece of junk. the next six months you can take it back for your choice of a refund, replacement or repair. You must have proof of purchase, though. Of course, overseas-based sites aren’t bound by our CPA, so be sure to scrutinise their returns policies carefully. particularly good about calculating these fees and covering them in advance in the total purchase price.
The site generally errs on the side of caution, charging a bit too much rather than too little, then religiously refunding me any excess once the goods have arrived.
Do not buy anything online from a site that doesn’t have SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed. You can spot such sites by the web address which should start with HTTPS:// (instead of just HTTP://). In addition, your browser should display the icon of a locked padlock next to the URL. It’s also a good idea to stick to the websites of well-established, trusted online retailers. Most big name online stores now have mobile apps.
These not only make online shopping while you’re on the move a quicker, less data-hungry experience, many retailers will incentivise you to download and use their apps by offering appspecific specials and discounted, or even free, shipping.