A freelance writer living in Perth, WA. My blog is coming soon. Watch this space!
Published July 18th 2012
Everybody loves a bargain and if you know where to look you can save yourself a few cents, even a few dollars. Shopping on-line is easy, fun and, believe it or not, can save you money. Lots of sites offer free delivery, daily deals, discounts and bonuses.
Payment options are many and varied. You can use your credit card or debit card but possibly the safest option is PayPal. It's a secure option and your personal details are not given out to the seller so there is no risk of identity theft.
Make sure the site you buy from is safe and trustworthy. Check around and do a little research first. Read the reviews and comments, this way you get a good idea of just how trustworthy the seller is and what their policies are. You have less chance of being ripped off if you deal with a highly rated site or a more trustworthy seller.
Most large retail stores offer an on-line service. You can even do your grocery shopping on-line with Coles and Woolworths grocery stores. This facility makes shopping more convenient, the groceries are delivered right to your door and there are usually some extra specials for on-line shoppers.
Amazon is a reputable retailer for books, DVD's, music, games, and just about anything else you can think of. Amazon has sites and 'Fulfilment Centres' worldwide so they can offer the customer great bargains, fast service and daily deals with more products and lower prices. They also offer free postage and handling.
eBay is the worlds largest, leading on-line retailer. You can buy or sell practically anything on eBay. Founded in 1995 eBay now have over one hundred million active users worldwide. eBay is considered a relatively safe and trustworthy site.
If you love shoes then visit StyleTread. StyleTread is Australia's No 1 on-line shoe store, offering free delivery and a 365 day free return policy. Heaps of shoes to choose from including designer brands, most of them costing less than regular retail prices.
Mighty Ape is one of Australia's leading websites specializing in Games, Books, Music and Movies. They have a wide range of products and offer everyday low prices. Great, fast and trouble free service but if you do have a problem they are easy to contact and deal with.
On-line shopping is easy and fun and can become quite addictive but you should always be careful when purchasing anything on-line or when giving out personal details. Do a little research, check out the sites policies, don't overspend and you can happily shop on-line with confidence.