(WSAW/BBB) – Back-to-school season is here. While many people may have gotten all their shopping done, some still have a few things to check off their lists. So while you shop, the Better Business Bureau wants to you keep some things in mind when looking for school-related items, either in person or online.
Research big ticket items
Check with your child’s school to find out their technology requirements and determine if there are any changes necessary to the home’s high-speed internet. According to National Retail Federation, 63% of consumers expect at least some school and college classes will take place online this year, up from 55% when the original survey was conducted in July 2020.
Before purchasing an expensive laptop, tablet or other computer accessories, research the brands, warranty, customer reviews and the prices at various stores to make certain the best deal can be had. Also, look up the retailer’s reputation on BBB.org.