6OYS Answers Online Shopping

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FIRST THING YOU BOUGHT ONLINE? OR EVEN THE MOST RECENT ITEM? BO ONLINE SHOPPING IS PART OF MODERN LIFE, BUT THERE ARE ALSO PLENTY OF WAYS TO SLIP UP WHEN ORDERING ARE ALSO PLENTY OF WAYS TO SLIP UP WHEN ORDERING ONLINE. WATE, SIX ON YOUR SIDE CONSUMER REPORTER DON DARE SHOWS YOU HOW MANY OF THESE COSTLY ONLINE SHOPPING MISSTEPS YOU MAY BE MAKING WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT. USING A CREDIT CARD IS MUCH SAFER WHEN SHOPPINGONLINE, AND IN GENERAL. DEBIT CARDS ARE MORE LIKE CASH: THE MINUTE YOU CHECK OUT, MONEY LEAVES YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. MORE WORRISOME THAN THAT: CARD NUMBERS ONLINE ARE VULNERABLE TO THEFT AND HACKING. IF SOMEONE GETS YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO AND USES IT FRAUDULENTLY, YOU’RE NOT OUT MONEY. FEDERAL LAW PROTECTS ANY FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS. BUT IF SOMEONE HAS YOUR DEBIT CARD INFO, THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO DRAIN YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT. IT MIGHT SOUND COUNTERINTUITIVE, BUT IN THE WORLD OF ONLINESHOPPING, THERE ARE MULTIPLE WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET PAID FOR SHOPPING. YOU CAN EARN CASH REBATES BY SHOPPING VIA AN APP LIKE IBOTTA. CASH REBATES BY SHOPPING VIA CASH-BACK WEBSITES SUCH AS RAKUTEN, PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS EBATES, DROP, AND SWAGBUCKS SHOP. OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RETAILERS’ OWN REWARDS PROGRAMS TO GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY. ANOTHER COMMON ONLINESHOPPING MISTAKE IS USING PUBLIC WI-FI CONNECTIONS. IT’S EASY TO DO. YOU’RE HANGING OUT AT A LOCAL COFFEE SHOP, GETTING SOME WORK DONE, AND REMEMBER THAT YOU NEED TO ORDER A GIFT. BUT HOLD THAT THOUGHT AND THAT PURCHASE. YOU DON’T WANT TO TRANSMIT SENSITIVE INFO LIKE RETAIL ACCOUNT PASSWORDS AND CREDIT CARD INFO OVER A PUBLIC INTERNET CONNECTION. BE SURE THE SITE YOU’RE SHOPPING HAS A CLEAR AND GENEROUS RETURN POLICY. IN PARTICULAR, YOU SHOULD KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE BUYING. UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS DOES THE SITE ACCEPT RETURNS? HOW LONG DOES THE SITE GIVE YOU TO RETURN AN ITEM? WILL THE SITE PROVIDE A PAID MAILING LABEL, OR ARE RETURN SHIPPING COSTS ON YOU? FINALLY, CAN YOU RETURN AN ITEM TO A LOCAL STORE INSTEAD OF MAILING IT BACK? ONLINEREVIEWS ARE A GREAT RESOURCE, SURE, BUT WOULD YOU BITE INTO A SANDWICH THAT A RANDOM STRANGER HANDED YOU ON THE STREET? IF NOT, THEN WHY WOULD YOU SPEND MONEY BASED ON AN OPINION OF A RANDOM STRANGER? REVIEWS CAN BE MANIPULATED. BUT WEBSITES SUCH AS FAKESPOT AND REVIEWMETA CAN HELP YOU FERRET OUT FAKE OR SUSPICIOUS CRITIQUES. THESE SITES USE ALGORITHMS TO ANALYZE REVIEWS, PARSING THEM FOR SIGNS OF PHONINESS. SOME GOOD THINGS TO KNOW WHEN SHOPPINGONLINE. DON DARE, WATE, 6 ON YOUR SIDE. IF YOU HAVE A CONSUMER QUESTION FOR DON — SEND HIM AN EMAIL AT D-DARE AT W-A-T-E DOT COM, OR CALL HIS SIX ON YOUR SIDE HOTLINE NUMBER AT 865- 633-5974. BO OVER A HUNDRED PROTESTS ARE SCHEDULED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING ONE AT THE WHITE HOUSE — CALLING FOR THE CLOSURE OF DETENTION FACILITIES AT THE BORDER. LORI THIS, AS NEW IMAGES EMERGE SHOWING TERRIBLE CONDITIONS AT SOME OF THE CENTERS.

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