1. Always remember your financial budget and credit limits while shopping online. The virtual arena of online shopping has got a lot of people in serious debt. You need to look at online shopping in the same way you look at offline shopping. Never buy items online that you don't have the cash to pay for.
2. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will tell you when a product has dropped to a price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can request a price adjustment to meet the newest deal.
3. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Keep this in mind when you are choosing a site to shop from. In the event you don't feel comfortable providing the company with your charge card information, look for another site. Try to find a site that offers a secure page when you're adding your credit card information.
5. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a discount or some kind of deal whenever you sign up for their newsletter. Find out if there is a deal associated with subscribing to the newsletter at any store you need to shop at.