Everybody loves a good deal and nobody wants to pay retail.This creates a perfect environment for the con man and criminal.
When it comes to deals the web is literally full of them. But how do you find the good ones? And how do you know and how can you tell if they are real deals and not just a hook or a scam?
Deals come in all shapes and forms. Some are bundles, special offers, and just plain bargains.
Don’t be too trusting or naive. Try if you can to figure out their motive, why they are offering the deal? Do they want to drum up new customers or are they just covertly after your personal info for future hacking or plundering?
There are too many types to figure them all out. There are 50% off deals, penny auctions, daily deals, package deals, Sweepstakes, membership offers, Groupon discounts,
Sometimes it is hard to really be sure until its too late and you get fleeced or taken.
- You can look for testimonials, endorsements
- Give it a try: find trials, demos, warranties or guarantees
- Check out the BBB, consumer reports and other consumer protection services
- Search Google or Bing for complaints
- Search out the credentials of the source: Domain, location, principals, company background, history, credibility.
Some of my favorite deal sources: (help me out here folks, in the comments field below please share some of your favorite deal sources.)