Presentation on theme: "RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Competitive Shopping Finding the best deal How to use your PC to find the best price for your goods. AND DO IT SAFELY."— Presentation transcript:
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Competitive Shopping Finding the best deal How to use your PC to find the best price for your goods. AND DO IT SAFELY
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Before you start browsing on line Make sure your computer software is all up to date, This includes Your Anti-Virus software Your Anti-Spyware software Your Firewall And your pop-Up blocker if you have one It is better to be safe than sorry.
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Where to Look There are many comparison websites, some specialise in insurance Others cover all sorts of shopping including insurance. Getting the website address correct is absolutely critical Searching for comparethemarket gives a different site to a search for comparethemarkets
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Some Sites comparethemarket.co.uk – insurance and energy pricewarrior.co.uk – insurance and goods confused.com – money, insurance and travel gocompare.com – money, insurance and utilities kelkoo.co.uk – mainly electronics and other goods
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Some More Sites pricerunner.co.uk – mainly electronics tescocompare.co.uk – insurance, money and utilities And three that do lots of “stuff” moneysupermarket.com shopwiki.co.uk shopzilla.com
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton If you want to find more sites do a search on Comparison Web Sites using your web browser.
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Before paying for your goods Do not give any of your details away unless the website begins with https:// the s is there to denote a secure site And There is a padlock showing on the webpage also to denote a secure site
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Payment If you can – pay by credit card – so if anything does go wrong you have some comeback via your credit card company. Your credit card company may contact you if you spend over £500 – this is perfectly normal. They should just check that you have authorised the spend – they should not ask you any details about your card.
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton Warn your credit card company if you are going to make a big purchase. It helps them to know if you usually warn them about this sort of thing. It helps them spot unusual spending patterns.
RRAVS – Shopping Alan Buxton I will now try to get onto the Web and demonstrate how to buy a TV cheaply. Thank you for listening.