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Quick Answers...Shopping



What are some tips for safe shopping from home?


  • Know who you're dealing with. 

  • Provide personal information only if you know who is collecting it, why and how it will be used. 

  • Don't act on impulse or under high pressure sales tactics. 

  • Get a complete description of all items and terms of the transaction (including shipping and handling charges, etc.). What is the return policy? 

  • Pay with a credit card if possible. The credit card company will help you resolve any disagreement over billing with the seller.

  • If you order over the Internet, be sure the site is secure. This will be indicated by a picture of a padlock on the bottom of your browser screen.




Brenda Procter, M.S., State Specialist & Instructor
Personal Financial Planning, University of Missouri-Extension

Last update: Friday, April 21, 2006














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