Christmas Toy Shopping Series #3

Shopping for toys is easy, right? Well, not always. We know that if you want to get the very best toys for the holidays, then it really pays to keeps a few things in mind…. Online Shopping Safety is Number One It's always important to shop safely no matter what you're buying online. When it comes to popular toys, you might have to be even more careful. Here are a few tips: • Always check the recommended retail price before buying from a third party seller. Although you might expect to pay more when toys go out of stock, sometimes the markups can be crazy! • If you are buying from a third party seller, stick to safe places with buyer protection in place (e.g. Amazon and eBay). • Ensure that any collectibles are shipped inside a brand new box (to be safe, only buy from trusted merchants) • Make sure you check reviews of any retailer you buy from if you've never shopped from them before. • Make sure the website is secure if you're entering sensitive financial data. A basic check is to make sure the URL in your browser starts with "https://" - or shows a lock icon (see the image above for PayPal) • You also want to check out reviews of the particular toys you're buying - some might fall apart quickly and lead to disappointment. Thankfully if you shop with a reliable retailer you'll probably be covered.


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