shopping does have a number of drawbacks.
Here are some that you may find it useful to know
- You need
access to a computer.
- You usually need
either a credit or debit card to
- You're likely
to need an email address. This
is because once you've bought
something online, the company you've
bought from is required by law
to send you confirmation of your
do this by email.
can't have a good look at
buying or feel or try it on.
get your hands on your shopping
instantly but instead
to wait until it is delivered.
- The cost of delivering
your shopping to your home can
make shopping online
more expensive so it's important
to check how much delivery is going
cost. This is particularly true
if you are buying
- If you're not
at home when the items are delivered
you may need to go to
a central post office or out of
the way courier depot to collect
- There is always
a chance that something will get
lost or broken in the post.
- If you
you have to organise
to return it.
is a chance you
could get ripped off by a site that
what it claims to be.
Have a look at
the section Do
I have any rights and Consumer
Rights and Responsibilities to
find out more about your right to return
goods or how to claim money back when
goods are not satisfactory.
more information on what to do if
something goes wrong.