Online Shopping Hacks



Have you ever bought something, then it breaks the next day? Most of the time buying more expensive items is better, since they can last longer than repeating buying the cheap product over and over. Sometimes, there are identical products for cheaper prices in different stores. When you shop, compare store prices online and in-person to get the best deal. Many times you can go to the clearance items section. They have good quality, it’s just past season products.


Pros of Online Shopping:


  • Comparing prices from one place to the next helps with knowing which place is cheaper to get the same product. This can help you save more money in the long run.

  • There are more options for where to shop online because some shopping stores that are only online. There may also be more items in stock or products that are not in-store.

  • There are many discounts online for different stores. You can find these coupons online or they have a sale. There are also tools that help you find discounts all over the store’s website.


Cons of Online Shopping:


  • You may have to wait for your items to ship and pay your own shipping cost at certain stores. Sometimes, your shipping costs can exceed what your actual purchase costs.


  • Online transactions carry more risk than in-person purchases. Credit card or bank information could give a cyberattacker full access to your finances. A site or an ad can easily infect your computers with viruses and malware. The email and password associated with your purchase can be compromised.


Written by Anna Li