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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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20. Shopping Online

Many users have discovered that the Internet is a great place to buy things—all kinds of things. All manner of online merchants make it easy to buy books, CDs, and other merchandise with the click of a mouse.

In spite of the popularity of online retailing, many users are still a little hesitant to do their shopping online. Although there certainly is some amount of online fraud (just as there’s plenty of fraud in the real world), in general the Internet is a fairly safe place to shop—if you follow the rules and take a few simple precautions.

Read on, then, to find out the best places to ...

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