Would you shop in a mall or someplace else?

@anuraa32 (2453)
India
May 14, 2009 6:16am CST
So many malls have come up. They sell branded stuff. They tend to lean on the expensive side. As a shopper or a shopaholic would you prefer to go to a mall or shop from some smaller shop selling a specific product.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
14 May 09
I would always prefer simple shops for only one reason and that is that things are far too cheap in traditional shops rather than malls! I would only go to malls, if I have no money and want to buy something using my c-card!
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
15 May 09
Agreed. But I would never go into a mall when I have no money. The regular shops have become hitech and most of them except credit card payments. So if I have no money and credit is what I am looking for, I would totally avoid the mall. It is expensive to get stuff from a mall anyways, isnt it.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
15 May 09
Unfortunately, my town doesn't have that kind of shops till date, so I have to opt for those malls. Strange isn't it, that my town has malls but the traditional shops don't accept cc payment!
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
15 May 09
It is strange I must say.
@sblossom (2170)
14 May 09
Personally I prefer to shop in a mall. Because there I can have more choices, also usually I can take break in its cafe or pub for a drink. It's very convininet. I also find the ptice in a mall is a lot cheaper than in some smaller shop if you compared same quality things. I think in smaller shop you might find something really special or for customers in special demand. I don't think I'm stylish so I choose a mall more than some smaller shpos.
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
14 May 09
Agreed the price maybe cheaper if you compare it to the same brand outlet someplace else in the city. But then, the price of an unbranded stuff is much cheaper than a branded stuff which then is not available in the malls.
@sblossom (2170)
14 May 09
Yes, generally unbranded is cheaper than branded, but I find it's more suitable to younger consumers
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
14 May 09
I at times prefer unbranded when I am on a tight budget.
@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
18 May 09
i prefer to shop at thrift store and discount store that sell item in very lower price but yet very high quality!i rarely shop at the mall because most item offered very expensive and out of my budget!
@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
18 May 09
I wisy we had a shop like that near by. Thanks for the response.
@gongchhua (272)
• China
16 May 09
When the holidays are coming,(for example, the labor's day), there is a discout in the mall. Only that time I will go to the mall to buy some products with a low price. I like shopping in a mall than some smaller shop. I think the quality of the products bought from the mall will be of quality commitment.
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
16 May 09
Ah yes. I generally go to this mall when their annual monsoon sale or a off season sale is going on. It is fun to buy at the time. You get good deals and bargains during this time. And that too on good branded stuff. But then there is a lot of small print on these sales. One has to be very careful during the sales.
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
16 May 09
Uhhh it really depends.......i specially go to shopping malls for window shopping.....i fell malls can prove to be too expensive for middle class buyers......but some things are really good in malls.....like in some malls we have games which we would not get elsewhere so i go gaming.......or at the most i would like to buy electronics item from there......because i feel when you buy electronics, quality is what you should look for.......i feel clothes can prove to be too costly in malls.....But i feel it is justified as you would usually get branded stuff there....... So i would look for a place where i would get some quality stuff and at a price which could easily fit into my budget......well have not started earning yet......so if i have some disposable income in future maybe even i would go for some branded stuff......
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
16 May 09
Agreed. I too go to malls for window shopping. Malls are too costly.
• Philippines
16 May 09
I shop in secondhand stores.here in my country we call them ukay-ukays.I love vintage clothes with character.you feel unique because you're the only one with that piece.
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
16 May 09
Maybe. We dont have much of that. Thanks.
@hireshd (492)
• India
14 May 09
It is not fixed that I would be shopping in a mall or someother place!!!It depends on my mood I generally go out to roam around in a mall and if i set my eyes on something I buy that..With some other place I again venture out when I want to pass time and again if I find something interesting I buy that.
@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
15 May 09
Agreed. Malls are a good passtime though.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
14 May 09
I like goin to the mall on very rare occasion but truth be told I'm much more into online shopping....
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@anuraa32 (2453)
• India
14 May 09
Is it safe. Thanks for the response.