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    1. 1. Shopping Online Terry Ratoff Skokie Public Library November 10, 2011
    2. 2. Overview •Advantages of shopping online •Shop smart, shop safe •Sites for safe shopping information •Product reviews and price comparisons •Great shopping sites • Save money – find coupons and discounts
    3. 3. A Few Reasons to Shop Online
    4. 4. Reasons to shop online • It’s fun! • It’s convenient – save time! • Save money! • It’s green – save gas! • Can buy new, used or hard to find items. • Can get professional reviews and other shoppers’ opinions before you buy! • It’s easy to comparison shop!
    5. 5. A Few Reasons Not to Shop Online
    6. 6. Shopping online is fun! But take a few precautions!
    7. 7. Shop on Secure Websites • To make sure a site is secure when you checkout, look for https:// in the web address. • Read the site’s security policy. • Look for a symbol of security on the website such: • A picture of a closed lock: • VeriSign • Better Business Bureau • Cybertrust • TRUSTe
    8. 8. Follow your instincts! If the site looks amateurish, has spelling or grammatical errors, be suspicious.
    9. 9. Safe Shopping Tips
    10. 10. •FTC Consumer Advice •SafeShopping.org •Better Business Bureau •Payment Precautions and Options Expert Safe Shopping Tips
    11. 11. FTC Consumer Advice
    12. 12. FTC Consumer Advice • Know who you’re dealing with & what you’re buying. • Be stingy with personal information. • Check the privacy policy. Really. • Shop around. • Pay by credit or charge card. They offer best consumer protection. Wiring money or using cash equivalents can be risky. • Monitor your financial accounts.
    13. 13. SafeShopping.org
    14. 14. SafeShopping.org Reasons to pay with a credit card •It is safer than paying with cash equivalents. •It helps in a dispute. •You may save money by using a credit card if you pay it off in full when the bill arrives. •Credit card issuers may grant extended warranties or other advantages for purchases made with the card.
    15. 15. BBB.org: Additional safe shopping tips • Check out unfamiliar merchants using their physical address & phone number if you can find one. • Before you order: • Determine the company’s refund & return policy. • Understand all charges; price, shipping & handling. • Find out how long it will take to receive your order. • Choose your password wisely. • Use different passwords for different sites. • Don’t use established numbers like birthdays, addresses, telephone or social security. • Keep a paper trail. • Note the URL (web address.) • Keep a copy of the order & confirmation number.
    16. 16. Payment Precautions & Options
    17. 17. • Never send your credit card number in an Email. Email is not secure. • Use a credit card or a prepaid credit card. Don’t use a debit card. • Print a copy of your receipt for your records. • Monitor your financial accounts. • Sign up for an account that processes online payments, such as Paypal, Google Checkout, or Bill Me Later. Payment Precautions & Options
    18. 18. PayPal
    19. 19. Google Checkout: Payment Option
    20. 20. Protect Your Privacy Online
    21. 21. Protect Your Privacy Online • PrivacyChoice.org explains how web sites share information and how recipients of your information safeguard it. • Beware any add-ons following a legitimate purchase, even on a reputable web site. • Read a website’s privacy policy to see how it shares information with other sites. A seller's privacy policy should indicate: • What information the seller is gathering about you • How the seller will use this information • If and how you can "opt out" of these practices
    22. 22. PrivacyChoice.org
    23. 23. Where to Shop? Brick & Mortar Stores, Online Retailers, Local Retailers
    24. 24. Brick & Mortar Stores Online
    25. 25. Online Retailers • Amazon.com • BarnesandNoble.com • Zappos.com • Beauty.com • Etsy • Red Envelope • Overstock • Bluefly • Bluenile • eBay • Threadless • Cooking.com • Peapod • Wine.com
    26. 26. Don’t forget local retailers!
    27. 27. What are other people saying about this site or this product? • Epinions • Consumer Reports • Better Business Bureau • Amazon. Com • Cnet.com • Consumer Search • Findthebest.com
    28. 28. Consumer Reports
    29. 29. Consumer Reports Shopping
    30. 30. Consumer Reports Shopping Refrigerators
    31. 31. CNET
    32. 32. CNET Digital Cameras
    33. 33. CNET Digital Camera Reviews
    34. 34. CNET Canon Digital Camera Detail
    35. 35. ConsumerSearch.com
    36. 36. ConsumerSearch.org TVs
    37. 37. ConsumerSearch.com Top 5 Best Reviewed
    38. 38. Findthebest.com
    39. 39. Findthebest.com
    40. 40. Price & Product Comparisons •Consumer Reports •Google •Shopzilla •Pricegrabber.com •Yahoo shopping •Bizrate.com •MySimon
    41. 41. Pricegrabber
    42. 42. Pricegrabber.com: Canon Powershot A2200 Price Comparison
    43. 43. Google Product Search
    44. 44. Google Product Search: Canon Powershot
    45. 45. BING Shopping
    46. 46. Ways to stretch your dollar • Find coupons and discount codes online: • Retail Me Not • MyCoupons • Redplum.com • CouponMountain • Bradsdeals.com • Save on Shipping • FreeShipping.org
    47. 47. Retail Me Not
    48. 48. FreeShipping.org
    49. 49. FreeShipping.org
    50. 50. Have we got a deal for you! Daily Deal Websites • Groupon • Daily deals from local businesses sent to your email box. • LivingSocial.com • Daily deal for discounts at local restaurants, bars, spas, theaters. • Buy.com • Computer and tech items. Offers daily and weekly deals.
    51. 51. Happy Shopping!

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