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Safe Shopping: 2023 Edition

This month, gift-giving season officially begins in the United States (and several other places, I presume). It kicks off in full with Black Friday, but brands are increasingly starting their holiday deals as early as the beginning of this month. Consequently, this is the time to discuss safe shopping tactics. Below are updated online shopping tips, reflecting techniques and strategies I've picked up in the last year. (Note: some of the services I suggest offer affiliate programs, which The New Oil has signed up for. Affiliate links are clearly marked and are optional.)

I hope these tips help keep you safer online this holiday season, and good luck finding that perfect gift!

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