- Know what you want to buy – Before you even think of buying anything online make sure you know everything about the product or goods you want to buy. You may ask; is it possible to buy what you don’t know? I will categorically say yes. It’s possible to buy what you know little or nothing about. For example, if you want to buy an android phone, you need to know the producer e.g. is it a techno, Samsung, Nokia android phone etc. You need ALL necessary & unnecessary information about the product from a well grounded source i.e either through the website or through those that knows the product very well, so as to avoid any fail in the future. I said unnecessary, because the information you termed unnecessary in the first instance, may later become the most important after all. So, it is very important for you to know what you want to buy.
- The price of the product/goods –You need to know the price from the real source (online shopping outlet website) and not from people around. Not even from those that have bought a product or goods from the online shopping outlet before, because prices are not always constant, they do change. Some people get disappointed when they were told this is the amount this product is sold for, but on getting to the online shopping outlet they met a totally different price. So, you need firsthand information from the outlet themselves.
- The exchange rate – You need to know the exchange rate of the dollar to your local currency which will give you the amount (Price of the product #2 above) in your own local currency so that you can know if you can afford it or not, especially when you are shopping on a foreign online shopping outlet.
- You need to know how the product will get to you – Make sure you get the right information on how the product will get to your doorstep; I mean right in your hands.
If you can follow all this step, then you are good to go.
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