Shop on line but be alert

It's the season to be jolly, unless you have once again left the dreaded Christmas shopping to the last and are about to go into a wild panic.

It's the season to be jolly, unless you have once again left the dreaded Christmas shopping to the last and are about to go into a wild panic.

There are only six days to go before Christmas when you should shower your loved ones with presents.

And if shoving your way through crowds of energetic shoppers is not for you, then a little thinking is what you need right now.

They are new and they are exciting - hundreds of on-line local stores.

There is nothing easier than browsing for gifts in the comfort of your home. But caution is advised when it comes to sending credit card details into cyberspace.

Once you have completed the security checks, watch your budget. It is far easier to type in a credit card number than it is to part with cash.

To buy, simply click your mouse button on the "order" or "buy now" sign next to the item. The gift you have chosen will be "placed" in your basket and a form will appear on your screen for you to input your name, address and credit card details.

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