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Making sure a safe holiday break browsing

I compose a column about risk-free getaway shopping nearly every single 12 months at this time, but this yr is exclusive. We are (ideally) coming out of a pandemic which affected lots of of our purchasing routines, and we are also working with some source shortages and — in the Bay Space and in other places — a rash of robberies that could final result in a lot more stolen products getting offered on the net.

Larry Magid (Gary Reyes / Mercury News)

In past many years, I would reveal the principles of on the net procuring, but it is really hard to consider there are lots of viewers who have not experienced it by now, specially during periods when some brick-and-mortar stores were closed thanks to COVID. Even now, numerous individuals are undertaking substantially of their browsing on the web to wholly avoid the threat of remaining uncovered while shopping.