Go to the store or buy online?

United States
May 10, 2008 7:34am CST
Internet has taken over our lives to the extent where it's possible to buy pretty much everything online but which method of shopping do you prefer? To me,it depends. Small things that don't need much consideration or the ones I have to personally look at myself,-I usually get em from the retail store. When it comes to electronics and auction items-definitely online. That's cheaper,they have larger range of products and customers' reviews can be very helpful.
4 responses
@Sagar_ (80)
• Pakistan
10 May 08
It depends on the things we want to buy.If the things are not too important so i will like to buy it from internet but if the thing is very important so i will go to the retail store to buy it.But many things like clothes,furniture can not be bought on internet because people think it a social experience.
• United States
11 May 08
Not so sure about social experience when buying furniture...But it is easier and you get to see the product and picture how it would look in your house.
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
10 May 08
I agree and do the same.
• United States
10 May 08
Thanks!:)
@meiteoh (421)
• Switzerland
10 May 08
It depends on the item. I still prefer to buy clothing, books and personal items at the store because of obvious reasons. But when it comes to things like yarn, knitting stuff or cross-stitch kits, I don't mind getting them via ebay. I bought a cross-stitch kit online for less than 15 CHF compared to 20 CHF here and I have gotten heaps of yarn for a lot cheaper. My brother buys some electronic/eletrical items for his business online because buying offline is just not worth the cash (import tax and all).
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• United States
10 May 08
Electronics are cheap online if you where to look:))))) I don't mind buying books online as long as I know which book I want
• United States
10 May 08
I much reather buy things myself. espicially clothes. I like to see them myself, and I like to try them on. Some other things like on Ebay sometimes you just might not know what your gonna get it! I rather be safe than sorry. It works for some people I just choose to not use that method!
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• United States
10 May 08
That's ok. I've never tried buying groceries online and that sound weird,anyway. I believe there would be way more obesity If it was widely popular:)