Christmas Shopping + Technology

Tips for shopping smartly with technology!

Secrets of Safe Online Shopping

  • Watch for the 'S' in https, the closed padlock, a key, and/or the SSL.
  • Watch for return policies and prices, also shipping prices!
  • Watch for restocking costs on returned items.
  • Every order will get a receipt or an email notification.
  • Shop at home, not school.
  • Do NOT shop in a public location!
  • Avoid search-engine shopping when possible
  • Use alternative payment methods such as PayPal when possible; otherwise use a credit card.
  • Don't click links in emails. Instead, go directly to the site to avoid phishing. Most stores provide a promo code so you still get the same deals.

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Black Friday Tech Shopping Tips

  • Apple sets their prices! So all prices on Apple items are within $3-5 of the set price. Any discounts will come in the form of a gift card after you purchase. Walmart has the iPad Mini with a $100 gift card back.
  • Often, Black Friday is a way to get rid of older model technology at a discounted rate. Read the specs!
  • Beats headphones will be hot items this year and they are on sale from $114-119.

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