Do you buy more over the internet or at local stores?

United States
June 28, 2008 11:04pm CST
Since the gas prices have gone up do you find yourself buying more over the internet. I know I do. I create and sell handcrafted jewelry and my hubby creates and sells his paintings and sculpture all online. (link in profile) I have found that since the gas prices went up it is just cheaper for us to buy supplies over the net even with the cost of shipping. Of course part of this is because the closest supply shop is about 70 miles from us right now. So it got me wondering if a lot of people are doing this more now as well. So do you buy more over the internet now or do you still go to stores?
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• China
30 Jun 08
I like buy some new thing in internet,because when you see some interest thing ,you could not get in the local store! When I buy the shoes and something eating ,I will go to the local store which could confirm the quality I need!
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@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Hi sisterjinx, We still go out for our shopping. Since it's only once a week, it's not that bad. We were don't do much during the week.
• Indonesia
30 Jun 08
Buying from internet would cost more for me, since there is a supermarket near my house, a walking distance. I'm lucky to have that supermarket so near. But supermarkets here are everywhere, you can find them 10 minutes away from the next ones. I only buy stuff on internet which are not available in my country, those things I like to buy on ebay.
• United States
29 Jun 08
Usually I like to buy things at the store, unless I know I can get the same thing for a lot cheaper online. Everything I've bought online has been at eBay. It often has most things that you can buy at the store for a lot cheaper than retail.
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
No, we are living near the store so we can just go there anytime we want and besides, I always pass by the store from work so, it is just easy to buy things personally. I can have the item immediately when I need it. If I order on the net, it will take time for me to have it. But to those who are living far away from the local store, it is convenient to order the item on the net.
@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I still buy at stores becuase I love to buy from the clearance racks more than anything else. Plus I have a Target within walking distance of my house so that makes it easy too.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
29 Jun 08
It depends on the item. I look at e-bay prior to most of my purchases, but sometimes the auction price with the shipping really isn't worth the money.
• Canada
29 Jun 08
I only buy from the store after checking item physically and matching the price of it. Internet shopping i don't prefer as it is real not enjoyable.