Need a technology fix, but don’t want to get off the couch? Not looking forward to braving the metro’s traffic and going store to store? If you’re like most men, you probably think of shopping as more of a chore than a pleasure and the sooner it’s done with, the better. Luckily, you have options. Check out Lazada, your Philippines online shopping portal, where you will find several stores’ worth of inventory all in one place—and at some of the lowest prices to boot.
Before you dive into the world of online shopping-Manila, however, here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking of buying gadgets on the interwebs:
· Newer is not necessarily better. Don’t be blinded by the hype that usually comes with the newest models/releases. Unless, you’ve researched your gadget of choice thoroughly or you’ve actually handled it and you just have to have it, it’s a good idea to wait for user reviews to come in. Let ‘em road test it for you!
· Compare, compare, compare—not just prices, but also specs. Compare between different models and brands and double check everything to ensure that whatever you’re buying will be compatible with your needs and (if it needs to be) with your other gadgets.
· Make sure you’re secure. You’re going to be entering sensitive information such as your address or credit card number and you don’t want anyone unauthorized having a peep at those. How to tell if the page you’re on is secure? You ought to see “https” in the address bar.
· You can also give yourself another layer of protection by creating strong passwords for whatever online accounts you’ll be using. A combination of letters, characters, and numbers is better than, say, your name spelled backwards.
Check back for more tech tips and start browsing for electronics at Lazada Philippines today.