The Tips and Tricks of Online Shopping

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Online shopping has rapidly become the quickest and easiest way to shop for a university student to shop for clothes. Here’s a look at some tips & tricks to make sure you’re making the most out of your online shopping experience:

Outdo dynamic pricing. A strategy used by companies that shows different prices to different customers based on their location, browsing and spending patterns, dynamic pricing is a trap that too many people fall for. By knowing your price point, retailers may show you a higher price compared to someone who usually pays less online. Doing simple things like clearing your browsing history and cookies, logging out of your accounts, and switching to incognito mode are simple steps you can take to get a less biased price.

Pick a day that’s right for you. Different products are discounted on different days of the week; for instance, while most stores roll out discounts on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, bookstores release specials on Saturdays. and airlines do the same on Sundays.

Use Honey. Honey is a Google Chrome extension automatically uses a list of promotional codes that have been used on an online shopping website to see which ones are applicable to your order and can save you big bucks. Additionally, users have the ability to post about which promotional codes and instantly see which ones have worked for other people.

Ask for price-drop refunds. Nothing’s more frustrating than buying a product and seeing it on sale the next day. So be sure to check with companies if they’ll refund you the price difference. For example, Amazon issues a refund if you contact them within seven calendar days from the delivery date.

The more email addresses, the better. By signing up to a newsletter with numerous email accounts, you have a chance of getting multiple single-use coupons of big discounts like 50% off.

Become a comparison pro. A browser add-on like PriceBlink automatically pulls prices for the same product from a variety of retailers, organizing them neatly and informing you of any applicable discounts.

With these tips, you can feel smart and happy about your next online shopping haul. Any more suggestions? Let us know in the comments!

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