Deflation (falling prices or negative inflation) is sometimes confused with recession (or negative growth). The two sometimes go together, but not always - see "So this deflation... is it a good thing or a bad thing?" below.
WORRIED ABOUT ONLINE SHOPPING?
Most credit cards offer protection against purchases made without your consent and have special clauses to include online purchases.
Many also offer additional pass or PIN code protections for online payments.
This is particularly valuable if you are purchasing from overseas sites.