Free Classifieds Online - Guaranteed Safe Shopping?

Carlton, Australia (PressExposure) September 23, 2009 -- Adelaide September 2009. This past few months Australia’s free classified online market show’s strong positive growth, recording impressive year-on-year growth of 14 percent according to figures released by IAB Australia. According to its Online Advertising Expenditure Report (OAER) which is compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), online advertising expenditure in Australia for the first-quarter 2009 (ending 31 March 2009) totalled $439.5 million, the largest first-quarter on record.

However how safe is it when buying online? Below are some checklists that people might learn before buying stuff on a free classifieds online;

• Read the terms and conditions of the sites, especially the return policy products terms. • Testimonials page is a one way to know the Classifieds site's services. Testimonial pages are promotional tools that communicate with customers’ opinions to potential clients. It allows customers to express their views to the corporate business owners. • Policy and privacy, Contact Us information and Security of the Online Classifieds sites.

And last but not the least; look for online classifieds sites if they are part of an independent approval scheme. These are companies that have signed up to particular standards. These include measures to:

• Protect your privacy. • Ensure your payments are secure. • Let you know what you've agreed to. • Tell you how to cancel orders. • Deliver goods or services within agreed timescales. • Protect children. • Sort out complaints - regardless of where you live.

Let OzFreeOnline ( helps you, the site offers the first time online shoppers and guide them o avoid Internet scams and a buyer’s checklist to ensure safe purchasing. The website also has a Verified Sellers program that promotes safer and more secure online buying process.

About Ozfree Online Classifieds

OzFreeOnline is Australia's largest free classified site. Owned and operated by the Infodial group, OzFreeOnline has the backing and support of a successful group of companies with over 10 years experience in web development, security and search engine optimization. Users can list a variety of items from homes to cars to everything that's lying around in their garage.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 22, 2009 at 4:31 am
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