If you are planning on shopping for items for individual use provided by a distant site, talk to the dealer if you should still have to pay taxes in addition to the regular price of the item and its shipping costs.  Additionally, verify with the dealer if the package will be stated correctly and appropriately. Maybe you have viewed a lot of latest news reports on television which show deceitful online merchants who actually take prepayments but do not ship out their products to their shopper; for this reason, you need to try never to give prepayments in the form of cash when conducting online transactions.