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Tips for a Safe Online Shopping Experience – take the necessary precautions!

Online shopping is incredibly popular all over the world. The article below provides some tips that will help you to be safe as you engage in your online transactions so you can shop with confidence.

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Use secure payment methods

You have to be very careful when choosing the payment method as lots of scammers are on the prowl these days. They will easily fool innocent buyers into divulging personal information and that will put you at great financial risk. Try to pay through Paypal if you can and use your credit card to make the purchases as well. This way, you will always be able to get your money back if the seller fails to live up to his promises.

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Read about the returns and refunds policy of the sellers

Be sure to read about the returns and refund procedure of the website before you make your purchase. Buying an item without having a look at it can be a very tricky exercise! There are chances of you not being completely happy with your purchase. If this happens, you will have to return your item and get your money refunded or ask the seller to send a replacement. If the items are faulty when you receive them, most sellers will not ask you to bear the expenses of returning the parcel. Instead, they will send you a refund right away.

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Buy from trusted websites

To be safe online, you must always try to buy from reputed websites. This will help you to stay safe online. If you are engaging in online shopping in Sri Lanka for instance, try to buy from reputed sellers like Clicknshop.
The newer e-commerce websites will offer you incredible deals and offers but try not to be blinded by short-term monetary gains. You will be safer and more at ease if you pay a premium and buy from a trusted seller.
You will be able to find quite a lot of ratings and reviews that the sellers have received on the internet. As customers have the power to leave feedback not many fraudulent websites can easily get away with the mistakes that they make.

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Ask questions

If you need more information and details about the product that you are about to buy by all means ask questions from the seller. It is your right as a customer to obtain the right information about the products that you are paying for. It is also the duty of the seller to provide you all the correct information about the products that they are selling. If there is anything that is unclear about the product description, do ask the seller and buy only once a satisfactory answer is obtained.

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Don't be fooled by 'too-good-to-be-true' deals

One of the easiest ways of fooling novice online shoppers into buying is extraordinary deals. A number of fraudulent websites offer incredible deals and offers to lure unsuspecting buyers. Of course, the intention is to take your money and send you a bad product. Some sellers will not even send you a product! So try as much as you can to resist the temptation to buy from sellers who are offering sensational deals that seem too good to be true.

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