Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Buying Gifts Online
As my confidence grew with online purchasing, I started branching out and tried buying directly from online merchants. I poked around on Amazon a few years ago but it was difficult because there weren't many sellers who would ship to Canada without charging exorbitant shipping charges...if they shipped to Canada at all. I also found that the third party Amazon sellers would often say that they had an item in stock, but when it actually came to shipping the item, they didn't actually have it. Over the last few years I have purchased directly from several onine retailers, and in general I have had very good experiences. I make sure to do a bit of research on the companies and read reviews about their customer service. My preference has been to buy from Canadian retailers because the shipping charges are more reasonable, there are never any extra International charges tacked on, and returns are so much easier.
Buying online can be scary, but if you do your research, and purchase from reputable retailers you should be fine. Keep in mind that if it sounds too good to be true...it probably isn't!