1) Use a Comparison Shopping Site
When you are shopping from the U.S. you can go directly to the website, some of which are listed in the "Shopping Sites" section of this site. Or you can start at a comparison search site like Google.com Shopping (not google.co.in), Nextag.com, or shopzilla.com. Through these sites you can search for the products you want and they will provide you the various sites the product is available and the cost.
2) Search for online coupons and promo codes for additional discounts
It is alwasy a good idea to do a quick search for various promos going on on the site you are shopping. To do this go to google.com (not google.co.in) and search "your site name" promos. Alternatively, you can search the website www.retailmenot.com as they have the latest promos for most stores.
3) Avoid New York Sales tax
Try to find sites that will not charge you New York sales tax. Most major stores will charge sales tax in any state. However, if you require an alternate address, such as a New Jersey address to ship your goods, please contact us and we will try to assist you.
4) Verify that the site you are purchasing is legitimate - protect yourself against Fraud!
If the site you are purchasing from is not a reputed site, do your background check. First and foremost the site should have a customer service phone number, if not don't take a chance. If there is a number, call the number and speak to a representative. Check their shipping policies, whether they will provide a tracking number and what their refund policy is. If you are buying from an eBay or Amazon Seller check their rating and history of selling on the site. If there is no history, do not take a chance.
5) Using Paypal with your PPO address
Paypal can be a little tricky for using your PPO address. Many sellers will only ship to a verified Paypal address. You can enter your PPO address as your home or office address. You can also indicate to the seller to mention your PPO number and Package ID on the invoice or on the outside of the package. Additionally make sure you get the US tracking number and update your PPO account with the tracking number immediately.
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