I've really enjoyed reading your biggest online shopping mistakes. I can relate to a lot of your stories and it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one that's made those same mistakes. I think if anything though, all those experiences have helped all of us become a lot smarter and more cautious about what we buy online. I ordered all the above items online and had no problems with them but it helps that I've shopped at all of those stores many times before and was familiar with their shipping and return policies which from your stories seems to have been a big problem for a lot of you. Having a good return policy is very important for me, especially when ordering shoes online. I never know if they'll fit right and sometimes I even order 2 sizes and return one. One thing that I do a lot now when I'm out shopping is that when I find something that I'm thinking about buying, I'll whip my phone out and check to see if my favorite online site has it for a better price or at least a discount code, which quite often it does! Even for other "boring" stuff, I still check it! The other day hubs and I were at Target and he wanted to buy these Rain-X wiper blades for our car (they are the best if you live in a rainy city like Seattle!) and I had to take my phone out to use my Amazon app to compare the prices (the app has a very handy thing where you just scan the UPC code and it instantly pops up to tell you how much it is.) and it was several dollars cheaper so we just went home and ordered them online instead. It's kind of funny but it's something that I'm so used to doing now whereas before I started shopping online, I rarely comparison shopped at all.
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