To buy things, especially online, can be quite the task if you don’t know where to look. There is normally always a sense of being scammed out of your hard earned money when you choose to buy things online. Let’s face it, the only reason people sell things online is the same reason people buy things online: to save time, energy, and even money. It takes time to go to a place of commerce, it takes energy to make the transaction, and it takes money to do both of the previous tasks.
In this fast-paced technological world of information that we live, we like things now. We don’t need any extra complication either. With this said, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 places to buy things online that will save you the hassle of wasting your time, energy, and money, that I am sure will be of some use to you.
eBay – eBay has been around for a long time and has built itself up to be able to provide a sense of security, as well as some tangible security for its transactions. Most of their sales come with some sort of warranty and return grace period to ensure happy customers, as well as sellers. They’ve earned their right to make this list.
Amazon – Amazon, like eBay, has earned their spot on this list as well. They also have added incentives to those who choose to conduct business there with affiliate programs and buyer’s discounts. Not to mention, in some categories of merchandise, they always have the best prices.
Retail stores online sites – If you shop at a store of any kind offline, then they have obviously earned your trust enough for me to say that they can be trusted online as well. Franchise department stores in particular can’t afford to lose credibility online, as much as the local mom and pop store in your local strip mall.
Micro Job sites – Micro job sites, or gig sites, usually have a payment system set up with such companies like PayPal or AlertPay, which are very secure sites. I will admit that not all of these sites are very credible due to neglectful owners of the sites, however, the companies they use for allowing transactions to be made on their sites are very secure. So if all else fails, you can always go directly to them to get your money back if you feel you’ve been swindled in any way.
Craigslist – You can find some great deals on Craigslist but make sure you read EVERYTHING, as well as Craigslist’s criterion for buying things online there. The thing about Craigslist is you are not necessarily buying things online. You are more searching where you should buy things and from whom. If you do decide to actually buy something from someone off Craigslist, make sure it’s through a secure site such as PayPal, so if all else fails, there is some way to get your hard earned money back.
I hope this advice has helped you and will end up saving you some time, energy, and money. I’ll be sure to make an updates in the near future.