Online Shopping

‘You get what you pay for’

An online shopping deal was too good to be true for one woman. Now, TikTok is laughing. 

Natalie Tyson shared a TikTok video of a dress her sister’s friend ordered. The hilarious online shopping disaster garnered 8.4 million views. That’s likely because it’s so relatable. Who hasn’t ordered something online that was completely different when it arrived

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“She found it on a website called Chic Me and decided to order it,” Tyson told Newsweek of the friend. 

Tyson captioned her video “I’m cryinggg” on TikTok. 

First, Tyson showed the dress as seen in the Chic Me listing. The garment was a satiny, sage green with a cinched waist and puffed sleeves. It looked expensive in the photo but was priced at a reasonable, almost unbelievable, $32.39. 

However, the real dress was abysmal in comparison. It was made from

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Women are inclined to shop thinking of sustainability

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Women are inclined to shop thinking of sustainability

) Nearly 62 percent of the visitors on ‘Myntra For Earth’ store – a dedicated online platform for sustainable products – are women, with metro cities contributing about 40 percent of the overall visits to the store, online shopping platform Myntra finds.

People of all age groups are seemingly conscious about their fashion choices and their impact on the environment in varying degrees. However, those in the age group of 21 to 35 are contributing the highest to the growth of the store, it said.

About 70 fashion and lifestyle brands partnered with Myntra over the last six months to offer over 5,500 styles to customers on its sustainable store for ‘sustainability-inclined’ conscious shoppers.

The store focuses on handloom and handcrafted, organic, natural-dyed, recyclable and eco-friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free products. They also use recycled paper for the

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18 Online Shopping Traps and Scams To Watch Out For

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Online shopping can help you save money and access a wide variety of products, but there are downsides, too. Hackers and other online criminals are constantly trying to scam shoppers by offering fake deals and discounts. In fact, according to a recent Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker report, online purchase scams are the second-riskiest type of fraud after employment scams.

Related: 15 Coronavirus Scams To Avoid at All Costs

Although shopping online doesn’t always result in identity theft, there are other risks, too. You might lose money, get a bogus product or not get anything at all — and you might even be convinced to spend more than you planned to.

By knowing the most common scams and traps that online shoppers encounter, you can set your finances up for a better future.

Last updated: May 26, 2021

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Rakuten offering 3x Amex points, cash back for Memorial Day at select stores

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Popular online shopping portal Rakuten has a Memorial Day promotion offering a generous 3x (or more) the ordinary cash back or Amex points rate on purchases at participating retailers.

Heading to your favorite retailer’s website first without doing this one small step to your online shopping plan is equivalent to leaving free points or cash on the table.

Rakuten — formerly known as Ebates — allows you to select either cash back or American Express Membership Rewards points when you shop online. If you’re looking to take advantage of Rakuten’s holiday weekend promo (or simply looking to make the most of your online purchases), now could be a great time to get ahead of your upcoming

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