Who loves to check clearance sale online? Are you doing it?

@Bebs08 (10691)
United States
January 29, 2009 3:42pm CST
Many people today loves to shop online because they said it is more convenient. No more driving, no more traffic and no standing in that long line to the counter. They said, they can avail the free shipping and big discounts plus they can save gas. I never do this because I want to be sure that the item I will buy has no damage and the fitting is right. But i surely check online what store has clearance sale... what about you? do you usually check online the sale or you just go to the store and check if they have sale? Just curious!!!
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@tmae87 (17)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I ALWAYS price shop online before hitting the store! I love target but..it's not close by so I see if I can find the same thing at Walmart for cheaper. I love checking out sales online... you can find such great deals.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
yes, I agree with you. Like when you want to have good deals you can check online the TJ Max or Ross, or JC Penny, Old Navy Oh wow!! you can find great deals before going to the store. But some people opted to buy online and just avail the free shipping deals. That's a good idea too.
@fineartist (1217)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I often check online clearance sales. It is less time-consuming than shopping in a store. However, I do not buy all articles of clothing online. Have a wonderful day!
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Yup, I do check online about the best deals of clearance sale but I go to the store where they have sale. Lol. I really want to have the right fit specially shoes and clothing. But my hubby usually buy stuff online.
• United States
30 Jan 09
I love checking sales both online and in stores. Most places offer free shipping promos and free return shipping/in store returns if you decide not to keep the item. Recently, I've become more of an online shopper because I've started using Ebates.com (link in my profile) when I shop online and I get cash back! I'm a bargain hunter by nature, and hate paying full price when I don't have to -- Now with ebates I'll sometimes go to the store and check out an item, then buy it online because of the discounts and cash back I'll be able to get on it. So long-story short, I love both in store and online shopping, but have found an online shoppers heaven, and am loving it!
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Oh really? I have never experience that feeling.. hahaha like shopping a lot but not online, I bought directly to the store so that I can fit the right size.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Hey bebs! I do like to check the sales that they have online too. But, there are certain things that I will buy online and there are certain things that I won't buy. I usually won't buy clothes online because I am never sure about size. I always like to try things on. The thing about buying online is when you have to return things it gets to be a problem with the shipping costs. I have bought some large items online like my computer workstation and when there were some defective pieces they sent me new ones without a problem.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
yes, that is one problem too, the fitting sizes. Then you have to pay again when you return the item? hahaha the more you incurred expenses?
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
I also check to see what's on sale online but you know what, I never ever buy anything! What I see on clearance isn't what I need or want. And when I go to the store the clearance items just magically disappear. Either I came in too late or they only had a few pieces of those left. :( Nevertheless, I always check to see what's on sale and what really has to go in hopes of scoring some huge savings.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
hhah that is always the case. I experienced it once on best buy. I check on the sale item and when I went there they said they are all gone.. no more item left.. so, if they have printed it online there might be some other stocks on other branches,, that is why if you oder it online, they will be the one to find the product for you from their branches. That is what I understand on that business.
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@dianni (196)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 09
yap... I love too.. but that if I have lazy to buy in out door... with online shopping can be easy and not wasting gas and time I mean maybe need time for the thing that we buy sent to our home.. but when they sent our thing we can do some thing else than maybe more important than walk in shop or market... online is choice if we too busy because if to much shop by online that maybe but for socialist with another person or human...
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
3 Feb 09
You are correct. I can help save our time when we buy online. Thanks for sharing.
@dianni (196)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 09
thanks... can you help me where the place that cheap in online shopping?
@sam4mumu (114)
29 Jan 09
I shop on line a lot, I always like a bargain, if I like something I will search a few sites for the cheapest price, i check out a site called my voucher codes too, I just type the name of the internet site into myvoucher codes website and it will bring up any codes for the it, usually 10 - 20% off.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Oh really? I did not know that voucher.. but I know the shop.com where you can check the stores online through their site that are having good deals on products you can chose to buy. I have a friend who always buy online and she will watch for the free shipping deals which comes out every now and then.
@sam4mumu (114)
30 Jan 09
I've not heard of shop.com but will av a look at it, it might come in useful when I buy something next time, thanks
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
We are the same in that idea my friend. I never shop online because I want to see and touch the merchandise myself before buying. I don't want to end up disappointed as I received and saw that the merchandise does not look as good as its photo. I don't check sales online because I'd rather to the shopping store where there are regular sales. I love shopping. It is my way of releasing stress.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
3 Feb 09
Hahaha I understand that my friend. There in our country, online buying is not that popular but here in States, many people opted to buy online because it is convenient for them. They can avail the free shipping. But in the Philippines there's nothing like that. You have to go to the malls of Asia or any other malls to buy things in bargain for they will announce that on radio or TV.. hahaha no online announcement or promotion of sale or clearance sale.
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Most of the time I prefer to buy most of my items in person. It just to me makes more sense to be able to try things on, and make sure they fit, and that I will like the Color, style, fit, etc. in person. I have bought items of clothing cheaply from some places online in the past, but when some of the stuff ended up not fitting the Best if you have to return them you end up not really saving much then for sure.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I absolutely agree with you. I want to be sure the fitting and color that is why I want to buy things in person. I just check online to have an idea of what Is on sale.
• United States
30 Jan 09
I **love** online clearances! I check them for the art supply web sites, bookstore web sites, and stuff like that. I do this most often when I need to buy a gift, or when I run out of something I need. Otherwise, I'd be tempted to spend too much money! LOL
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Yes, it is always good to check the good deals online but I preferred to buy it personally. I just check online to give me an idea of what is on hot deals.
30 Jan 09
First place I ever check is online even if I have no intention of buying from the website I still have to check to give me an idea of price for the product.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Right!! that's what I am doing. Just check if there are clearance sale but I am not buying on line because I want to be with the size, color and the material. I want to see the item myself before buying it.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I like to check the sales online. I always shop online before I go out and buy things. Once I bought a pair of pants from old navy online clearance. Well when they got to me they were too short. I have long legs anyway. I returned them in the store and they rang up more then the price I paid online. I only got a store credit but it was for more then what I paid. It was nice. I think I ended up with just 1 shirt lol.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Well, I do check the online sale before going to the store. I am not buying online too because I don't want to pay extra for the shipping. Although sometimes there are great offers for free shipping but I would rather buy things in person in which I can fit the clothes or shoes I am buying. Like you said, the pants where shorter? lol..For me, it is good to check the clearance sale online then go to the store and buy it personally.
• United States
30 Jan 09
You can get some good buys with overstock items on line. If its electronics then its best to get a warranty, clothes are different because you need to try them on but if you can send them back because they don't fit then go for it. It does seem easier, I call it window shopping without leaving your house.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Oh yes, I understand that there are pros and cons of online buying but most people are convenient to buy stuff at the comfort of their homes. NO driving and no parking lot problems.
• United States
30 Jan 09
I do most of my shopping online. Hubby and I do check online sales and clearances before will will venture out into the real retail world. It is so much more convenient for us to shop online. I think the only thing we have never bought online is groceries. But, I even be willing to try that for everything but fresh goods.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
oh!! hahaha you are the most online fanatic here.. yes, I have a friend too who buy most of her things online, she just avail the free shipping offers. Good deal.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
30 Jan 09
i used to always, then i realized i didn't need half the stuff i was buying and so i stopped, clearance items add up, it can be costly just like regular shopping...but i always went to overstock and old navy.com they always have good stuff.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Oh really? I was not able to check he Old navy online. I did not experience shopping on old navy.. hehehe I will try to visit that place somehow.
@shorty08322 (1270)
• United States
30 Jan 09
no i dnt do it but i got to start doing it
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Oh good!! you must try it soon and you will enjoy for sure.
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
29 Jan 09
[i]Hi Bebs, I have tried buying stuff on ebay and many times, I was disappointed of the fitting! LOL! But, got some items also which I love! When I am bored, I love to explore or window shopping online![/i]
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Well, I think the best thing to buy on ebay are books, and other items not clothing or whatever that need fitting... hehehe
@silverjam (969)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Yes I do but only w/ the Victoria's Secret. I checked what's on sale in them so I can buy it in their nearest branch store here in my place. Am not really fond of shopping online; I remember doing it only twice using the card of my husband.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
sometimes you have to check also in the branch area if the item is available. Sometimes the items sale online is not available in our area, it is only available in other branches far from where we are.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 09
I love to shop online but I shop when there are overstocks or sales. I use only one well known online shop that sells really good quality clothes at relatively good prices. I may pay a little more but when even paying shipping charges it still works out cheaper than shopping in my own country. I know my size that firs me well so I have never had to return anything and have always been pleased. I love this way of shopping. Blessings
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
That's right too!! If you know your size, you don't need to worry about returning items that don't fit. That is what most people say, you can avail cheap items online if you watch their promo and discounts, and if you watch the free shipping promo.. it is a blessings indeed.
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I usually check the stores online to see who's having a sale, and what is on sale. I get several emails a day from different stores having sales, and if I see something I like, then I might go shopping.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Oh!! that's what I am doing too. But there are many who opted to buy online because they said it is easier than to drive to the store.. hehehe