Buying an NBA jersey online in Australia for the first time can be a mine field for the inexperienced online shopper.
The truth is, with a bit of knowledge, buying your next NBA jersey online from Australia is quick and easy, but there are some 'rules' which you should follow to ensure you are getting the best deal. Here are 3 top tips for buying an NBA jersey online in Australia.
Tip # 1 – Shop Around
The shopping window that has become the Internet gets better and better by the day, and online stores are putting great effort on 'pretty on the eye' websites. This is all good and well, but are they really offering you the best deal?
You can answer this question by making sure you shop around. This is no different to shopping around at different shops or supermarkets, it's just online and way easier!
When buying an NBA jersey online in Australia don't automatically assume the official NBA website, or official team page will offer you the best deal. There are literally hundreds of online retailers who sell NBA jerseys at different prices, so take advantage of the competition and seek the best deal.
Tip # 2 – Check Freight Costs
One of the biggest barriers to buying your next NBA jersey online may be the freight costs. Postage to Australia from the US can be expensive, especially when purchasing large amounts or bulky items.
Before you go crazy and load up your shopping cart check that:
a) the retailer does indeed ship to Australia, and
b) what the costs are
You could find that a particular retailer doesn't satisfy either or both therefore you should move on to the next retailer.
Tip # 3 – Check for a Returns Policy
Particularly when buying an item of apparel such as an NBA jersey, there's nothing worse than receiving it only to have to return it because it is the wrong size. Although returning an item may be straight forward, it is more the hassle (and extra wait) that is the problem.
Although this should be a given, do make sure that a sound returns policy is in place, in particular what, if any costs (for example, the postage cost for you to send the item back) you will need to bear.
A good way of avoiding the potential for this is to check the sizing chart for each NBA jersey you buy. Most good online retailers will include a sizing chart for different items and manufacturers. It is in their best interest to do so also, as they want to avoid a returns process as much as you do!