[November 2013, Updated for Black Friday]
Yesterday I wrote about the best gadgets you can buy for traveling.
Today I’ll talk about buying things online.
We all know the only way to get the best price is to buy things online.
I’ve been buying things off the Internet for over ten years. I’ve never been ripped off, but as was detailed over the weekend in the New York Times, there are scams galore. Remember the old adage, “If its too good to be true, it probably is.”
If things online are more than 5% or 10% cheaper than buying from Amazon, then it’s certainly a scam.
And there’s nowhere better to start than with Amazon.
Rule #1: Buy from Amazon.
If you just want to make life easier, don’t mess around and just buy from Amazon.
If you don’t want to read the rest of this article, just go to Amazon, sign up for Amazon Prime, and you’re set.
Sure, Buy.com might have it $5 cheaper, or some other store might be a little less, but Amazon is the cheapest most times. Time is money.
It’s the idiot-proof way of buying online. Look at all the things you don’t have to worry about:
- Shipping cost. Free!
- Rip-offs? Never! The previously mentioned NYT article specifically mentions how Amazon screens their vendors.
- Returns are easy as pie.
- No Sales Tax (for most folks)
Rule #2: Get Amazon Prime