Do you think online shopping is quite as enjoyable??

shopping - shopping cart... where is the old fashioned way of shopping gone?
@rombi001 (943)
April 21, 2008 2:55pm CST
Personally when I want to buy something I look forward to going out, comparing prices, trying the products, clothes etc. I have heard that some families even do their grocery shopping online... I definately prefer the old fashioned way of shopping!! Anyone with me on this??
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17 responses
21 Apr 08
I love shopping online! I like looking through brands I know I can trust such as paperchase, and it is SO MUCH EASIER to browse through their online stores, tally the costs, and just "add to shopping cart" My mum buys the family groceries at Tesco, it only takes about 20 minutes, she sets a convenient delivery time and then it is delivered! Sometimes there are 3-4 subsitutes, Sun Pat Peanut Butter replacing Sun Fields Peanut Butter or something, because they don't have the original in stock. I love online shopping, or just browsing, but there are 2 exceptions. Makeup ; I might buy online, but only if I have a sample of the exact product. How will you know the texture, the feeling, how light it is? The exact tone? Does it work with your skin? I love going to Boots and testing all the samples like a little kid! It's like a monthly ritual, hehe! Clothes; You can't really tell the material quality or fitting from the photos they provide. What looks good on a model may not look good on you! I vary in sizes from shop to shop, from UK size 8-10, and in one shop I was even size 12... Plus, each shape needs a different fitting... I'm tall and slim, so clothes for petite people, or for shorter, curvier people, aren't the right shape, and you can't tell until it is delivered! I usually try on 6 or 7 pieces of clothes in the shops before I find the perfect one, and it's worth it! Otherwise how do I know if something is just right? At the end of the day clothes/ show/ bags shopping is the best therapy for me, and shopping online JUST ISN'T THE SAME! ^^
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
hehe, yeh I guess most girls would agree that shopping cannot be done just sitting infront of a monitor I guess most guys would agree to that as well for some products... even clothing... It is even a way of entertaining yourself and a reason to get out of the house!!
22 Apr 08
hehe, thanks for the Best Response! =]] I had to re-type it about 4 times, and it kept coming up with the front page, not letting me try but finally, I typed it all out again & it posted =] Happy mylotting! xxx
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
hehe.. It sure was the longest response But I appreciate that you took your time to share your opinion Happy mylotting to you too
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Apr 08
Pluses: No lines No rude people You don't have to get dressed Sometimes the prices are lower If you can get it without shipping and tax, woo hoo If you know exactly what you want, you save time No kids going "I want, I want" Minuses: Some things you just have to try on Some times you have to get OUT No shipping Sometimes you just have to see the item Sometimes it's just fun going out and looking around!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Apr 08
Oh yeah, another minus to online shopping - you have to wait until it's delivered!
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@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
hey dawnald.. thanks for the detailed info!! I agree with your points... I would probably stick to the old fashioned way of shopping!!
@jamie08 (430)
• United States
22 Apr 08
with online shopping i get just what i need when i got ot he store i am like OH i need that and that and that. And i end up spending over 100.00 So online is better!
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
hehe, you're fight... they sure know how to sell you everything in the store when you enter with some money... But even on the internet I guess you have all the additional stuff that "go well" with the item you are buying... Which end up in your shopping cart...
@jamie08 (430)
• United States
22 Apr 08
lol your right about that also. I guess that means both are pretty much equal when it comes down to you tring to avoid spending more than you have to .
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
I would say so... But at least when shopping from a store you get to see people and socialise...
@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
22 Apr 08
no i dnt think it is at all
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
So you prefer shopping the old fashioned way as well??
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
I think online shopping for me is fun and saves you a lot from the hassles from going to a normal shopping mall.
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
Well, its true that it is much simpler sitting on that chair than having to drive to the store, park the car, walking... etc... But I enjoy that as I get to see people and leave the house for a while... Especially if the weather is nice...
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
ive never done online shopping before, i guess its because i fear of not having the cash to pay for it. lol... but i rarely shop at malls myself. but if i do have the cash i would shop as long as my feet would keep walking. hahaha.. i would say i pick shopping the old fashioned way. i like roaming around the mall, watching the windows and touching the fabrics and seeing how it fits on me as i try on a piece of clothing. i like walking around the mall and 'people watch' as well. and i like taking 'shopping breaks' and probably go down to the food court and buy something to munch on or eat ice cream and etc. same thing goes with buying furniture, i like to see the furniture and touch it with my hands and inspect it thoroughly. online shopping can be a very good alternative though, if your not feeling up to going out you can just look it up on the internet. and its a great way to get discounts so ive heard also and you wont get sidetracked with other things on your 'to buy list'. plus, at the end of the day i would rather like saying, 'oh my feet are killing me from shopping' than 'oh my butt and fingers are kiling me from shopping'
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
hehe.. I like your final sentence!! You are absolutely right katbalu!!
• India
22 Apr 08
Am with you!! Coz when u buy something online, 1. you are never sure of what you would get 2. your order gets delayed a lot of time 3. they never provide the facility of exchange/ alteration 4. most of the websites ask for Credit Card number which is not safe Also, when you move around the market, you get to know about better brands and better products' availability, which is always not possible with online shopping!! So, CONVENTIONAL SHOPPING is BETTER
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
Absolutely!! thanks for being on my side on this one saurabh.. I couldn't agree with you more
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Well, there are good things and bad things about shopping online. If you get charged for shipping, that can be a deterrent. I prefer not to spend more on something for shipping. Also, you have to wait longer to actually have it. So, it is only convenient that you don't have to leave your house, get in your car, waste some gas, get out of your car, go into the store, look for the item, take it to a register and stand in line, pay for it and waste more gas going back home. Really, the only thing good about buying online is that it takes less time and wastes no gas but, if you have to pay for shipping, you waste money anyway. And, you have to wait until you actually have it and can use whatever it is.
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
Well I guess internet prices are a bit cheaper than the stores, and the petrol and the parking money I guess will compensate for the shipping cost.. But I would prefer the old fashioned way because it is more social...
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I do enjoy the convience of online shopping but am always afraid of my information being stolen like my brothers was. Last year he found some fraudulant charges on his card, he was able to get it cancled but still had to pay some of the bill himself. I am just afrid of this hapening to me, seeing what all my brother had to go through I know it is something I never want to have to experience.
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
you're right many people have gone through that... Well I have an internet depit card which you can leave it empty until you are about to purchase something... then you put the exact amount.. Its quite safe.. But I would still prefer going out for my shopping...
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Hello rombi001, how are you doing? You asked if we like to do online shopping. Well, on groceries I don't know anywhere you can do that (except for non perishables). I love doing online shopping for clothes because many websites you can get them cheaper than the store. I love going to the grocery store, so I don't usually buy grocery items. So I agree, I like the old fashioned way in some instances. Pablo
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
Hi Pablo... I love going to grocery stores abd also shopping for other stuff as well... like musical instruments, or electronics, or clothes... Its nice to see people and to get some fresh air... especially if the weather is nice... But you are right that some sites offer better prices...
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I like online shopping because I can find everything I want from old, out print books to cool, plus size clothes. I don't buy food online accept for chocolates or hot sauce (for my stepfather; he collects them).
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
collects chocolates and hot sauce... wow... Well I would prefer going out for my shopping... Its a change from just sitting on my laptop all day...
@figjam00 (1450)
• India
21 Apr 08
Online is sometimes is enjoyable and sometimes not? WhenI want to buy something I want to touch the article Im buying and in online shopping you can't do that. On other I find online shopping great when I can't find the articles in my shop and find it instantly on internet. All in all online shopping is great.
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
you're right figjam00... I think I would agree with you that there are some things that the only way to purchase them is online... And it is quite helpful as it comes right to your doorstep.. But as you said, some things need to be examined before buying,,
@MGjhaud (20866)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
I don't know, I never tried shopping online but I guess it would be a scary thing to do for the first timers like me. To think that you never have seen what you're paying for on how it really looks like in real. It might have some damage on some other areas not covered by the photo available on the web, right? it's an unsure thing to do. But maybe on some products, it'll be fun. Maybe one of these days, i'll try it jsut for the sake of trying. hehehe..
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
hey mgjhaud.. you are right.. Trust is also an issue... I guess if its a big well known store then you can trust them but if its a small name with no evidence that they can be trusted then you are kinda worried about your money... I have the same problem too... But I guess its good to try online shopping just so you know what its all about. Also for some products it is much easier to shop online...
@Hatley (164465)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Apr 08
I like shopping in stores but because I have a bad left arm and cannot carry heavy sacks anymore I am driven to shop for my groceries on line. I order from Albertsons and they deliver the next day and they do all the carrying for me. I often shop for odds and ends at my grocery shop.things that I can carry with no problems. I like shopping for clothes at the mall so I can see just what I want and try them all on first.
@rombi001 (943)
22 Apr 08
well yeh, you're right if you cannot go for physical/health reasons then I guess online is the best way to do it... but if you had the choice I'm sure you would prefer the old fashioned way
@Elixiress (3893)
4 May 08
I prefer in person shopping to online shopping most of the time, especially for things like clothes and shoes. I like shopping online to get the best price for bigger items such as game consoles etc.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
4 May 08
i think it is enjoyable.. you have to be sure of the site you shop with though and always be safe. online stuffs sometimes are more unique and they are much much updated with the styles, etc. i have seen some good stuffs over the internet that i have not seen in shops in here. my only worry is the delivery time, etc. it is quite hard waiting for the stuff you ordered when you have already paid for it.
@carinawu (42)
• China
22 Apr 08
As the internet technology growing,it is more convenient and frequent for people all over the world,and some international shopping online websites are provided to us. and i usually like to buy some commodity,wear ornament,some fashional accessary from internet,and for apparel few.there are so many categories on the internet ,it is enjoyable. Also,i love to shopping along marketplace.