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Shopping Safely Online
You already cannot stand how your car’s old exhaust sound, and for this year one of your new year resolutions was to replace it with something that would not resemble hearing flatulence every time you start or gun it.
Friends have told you that one of the performance brands for your vehicle’s exhaust system is the Borla exhaust system manufacturer. Borla has quality stainless steel made exhaust system for a longer life and uses a patented, straight through design developed to fit perfectly and perform well with a better sound for your vehicle.
You are thinking of shopping for a new Borla exhaust for your car online, it’s your first time to try it, though friends have told you that it’s relatively safe especially if you acquaint yourself with the facts first, but you are still afraid you’ll get ripped off.
To avoid such misfortune, here are the recommended things to look for before you enter your credit card number.
• Look for the secure transaction symbol on your screen before entering your credit card number. This will look like a padlock on the very bottom of your browser. Do not enter credit card information without seeing that symbol.
• Check for a money back guarantee from the seller and the product's warranty before buying.
• Use a credit card instead of a bank debit card. Credit cards will usually help you if you are ripped off.
• When you make a purchase online, get some proof that you did. Right click on the page that shows what you ordered and your information and select print. Keep the printout and record the date and time on it. If you don't receive your ordered items, you will know when you purchased and the order number.
• Try to determine if the company is genuine before ordering. Does it have brick and mortar stores? Does it have a good reputation? If you have never heard of the company, it does not necessarily mean not to order from them. But you should check them out a little further. You can contact The Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) and The National Associations Of Attorneys General (www.naag.org) online to investigate the company.
• If you go to one of the popular auctions, be sure to check the feedback area about the seller. Auctions like Ebay (www.ebay.com) keep a log of customer complaints and comments on the seller.
Still in doubt? You can also check an online store’s safety record with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
About the Author: Hannah Racey is a 35 year old native of Chicago, Ill. She has been a car afficionado since she can remember. She now works for an automotive company based in Detroit, Mi. as a consultant.