Buy overstock products at resellers who offer them such as Overstock.com online or BigLots.com online or offline.
Check the merchandise to see if it is new. Most overstock products are brand new but may be last years style or end of season clearance.
Look at the return policy. Many times on overstock items you buy "as is," so if there is doubt about the item, make sure you can return it if it does not meet your standards.
Add shipping costs to your total bill. People buy overstock products to save money but if you buy online, you usually pay for shipping. Factor that into the total cost of the item and compare that total price to retail.
Review the cancellation policy of the online reseller. Most online retailers of overstock products do not offer a long-term cancellation policy since they have a limited time to process orders. Make sure you know the terms before you order.
Use your credit card to pay for your overstock products order. If you are not comfortable submitting your credit card information over the Internet, you may visit an overstock reseller offline or buy your products retail.