- Return policy. Many of the reputable brands will have virtually no-questions-asked return policies (like this). Why take a chance these days on crappy product? Make sure you have the ability to return the product if you don't like it.
- If it's too good to be true ... it probably is. See a Caudabe case for $5.95 somewhere online? Chances are, it's a knockoff. We're doing all we can to combat the counterfeiters, but there's just too many of them and not enough of us (and, in any event, we'd rather spend our time thinking up new products for you). Your best bet is to buy directly from the manufacturer on their website. Or, at least check the retail prices on their website. If it's a far cry from the price you're seeing elsewhere, maybe it's best to stay away.
- Where ... are ... you? Reputable retailers/manufacturers will be fairly transparent about how to reach them. After all, what's there to hide? Whether you're buying on a manufacturer's website or on Amazon, make sure you check exactly from whom you're buying. If you can't figure out how to reach them, who'll you contact if there's an issue with the product?
- Pictures, pictures, pictures. Most websites these days are pretty good about loading up on product photography. But, can you see every angle of the product or are they trying to hide certain parts of the case? Does the product description itself give you a good idea of the case's functions and dimensions? You can also try emailing the manufacturer directly and see if they'll send you additional photos.
Buying a case online these days is super convenient. Just make sure you know what you're doing!
And, of course, if you have any questions at all, free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to hear from you soon!