Shopping online or on physical store? Which you prefer?

@sutent (1061)
China
September 1, 2009 5:07am CST
Hi, I am not a online shopping enthusiasts. In fact, i just start my online shopping. With the several successful online shopping experience, now i like it, as it is very convenient and have a lot categories to be selected. But i am still prefer shopping on physical store, as the goods is real in store and i try it. Then goods i buy would be more fit for me. Additionally, less fraud or counterfeit are on physical store. How about you? Which you prefer? Your reasons? Look forward to your sharing!
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27 responses
@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
1 Sep 09
When it comes to books, CDs and DVDs I prefer online shops, because I can compare their price in a matter of seconds and choose what is the best for me. Moreover, using internet I can buy things usualy unavailable in my country. But I would never buy clothes or food online. First of all, phisical shoping is much more fun than sitting in front of a computer. And it's kind of socializing, don't you think? Couple girls shopping together :P As for freud in the internet shops, I only buy in shops that have good opinion on forums and such. I never had any problem with them.
@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi Pompon, Yes, you are right. There are tons of items for choosing and many items not on sale in physical store can be purchased from internet. Additionally, just like you, i would not like to buy food online, as healthy is the most i care about and i am very cautious on food purchasing. But i had bought clothes online, as it is very convenient. By the way, i am a boy and do not like shopping. Happy mylotting!
• China
1 Sep 09
For me,I prefer shopping online.I can search different goods in different online stores and decide which one to buy.There are lots of information on the Internet so I can make comparison before I make the final decision.Also there is often a good discount if you shop online.However,you must be careful when you choose things that you want to buy in case that you may be cheated or get pirated goods. Happy shopping online.
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@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, Yes, you are right. There are more items for choosing. Of course among those items, there are many mixed counterfeits, so being more careful is necessary. But it is really very convenient and i prefer that. Happy shopping online!
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
If I am shopping for clothes, or stuff that need fitting, then there is no question that I prefer a physical store! I don't want to risk getting something that doesn't fit me, because then I would have wasted money on it. I only prefer to shop online for things that aren't available in stores, like toys, virtual pets, limited edition stuff, or books. Sometimes, it's also cheaper to buy online, but always take into account the amount it would cost me to ship, because it could be very expensive!
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@lala501 (1533)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I like going into a store rather then shopping online. I don't like to be on my computer all day and never get out the house. I like being outside, and also internet shopping is kind of confusing to me, and there could always be a scam like you said. I have never bought anything from an online store. They seem to have a lot more things in the actual plaace.
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@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, Unfortunately, i have to spend all day on computer. During the working time, i have to do my business on internet. After work, i surf on internet, watch movies on internet, do mylot on internet, chat on internet adn so on. But i think you are right. It is healthy for us to get out for sometime. I think i should make some changes on my life habit.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Yeah you should. You should enjoy the outdoors more. Now don't quit your job, because that is something you need. But maybe you could limit your time on the chatting and the movies a bit. Just a thought.
• China
1 Sep 09
It depends on what I buy,if somethings like CDs,books.or cellphones,I will choose internet,also,I often buy some lotteries or book tickets online,but if I want to buy food or clothes,I still go to physical stores.
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• Indonesia
2 Sep 09
yes its right. i better to buy a computer acsesories by online shop, because i can to look it and to read a spesification it. if i buy clothes and shoes, i go to physical stores because i can try them before i purchase.
@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, I also would not buy food online, as health is more important. But i do purchase clothes online. I was satisfied with those shopping online experience. I would try more online.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
1 Oct 09
Hey, Well I don't really have a credit card as most online shops require you to have a credit card, so I still for now prefer to shop at the physical store. Also, it is easier to actually choose something at the store, because you can physically touch it. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
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@sutent (1061)
• China
1 Oct 09
Hi friend, Yes, it is easier to choose something at the store, as you can try it or touch it. Mostly i buy something from the store. Have a good day!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
2 Sep 09
i shop online but seldom see any great deals and by the time you factor in the shipping and handling costs, you might as well buy it at the store. i like to get out and see other people anyways.
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@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, I had heard that some people also complain the shipping costs. I have some confuse on it, as in my country, it is very cheap. 12114 posts!! How many it is? i would be very happy it can achieve 1000 posts. But i am trying.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
hello sutent, Though I'm not shopping so often I prefer to do it in going to a mall/stores than online shopping. Indeed it's much convenient doing it online but at least I can really make a try if it the clothes, shoes will fit me right. I can even check if it has a damage or so. Sure thing it's tiring to look/find a good one but it's just fine with me. Don't have to worry for anything after that anyway.
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@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi robert, I think you are a man. Just like you, i also do not like shopping. I always go to stores or visit shopping webs just for shopping. SO i think shopping online may be fit me, as it is very convenient. OF course it has some disadvantage, such as not providing your a try. In contrast, shopping on stores, you can try anythings and buy it when it si fit for you.
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• United States
1 Sep 09
I prefer online shopping. It is easier to find everything I need. When you mix that with the amazing deals you can find, and free shipping at many places, you also get gas savings because you don't have to drive to the store. It's too much for me to want to go to a physical store anymore.
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@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, It is more convenient to shopping online. Online, what we should do is just browsing those webs and comparing the goods what we need and making a deal on it. Additionally, it is cheaper, comparing with shopping on physical store. Happy mylotting!
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
1 Sep 09
I become an online shopping enthusiasts recently . For most of things I no longer go to the physical store . The stuff in the physical store is unreasonably expensive to me . I don't feel worthy to buy things in such stores . The things online are quoted more resonablly and it's very convenient for us to get what we want . Although we might run a risk to buy bad goods online i'm still fond of it .
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@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, It is very cool to be a online shpping enthusiasts. My supervisor is online shopping enthusiasts. she buy lots of goods online and now she acquired a good buyer reputation.And i was introduced to shop online by her. You are right. Comparing with shopping on the physical store, online shopping is more conveinent and cheaper.
@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
I only buy something that I can't or hard to find in physical store at my area. Things like new and modern gadgets are rare here. Even if it's available, the price will be skyrocket. It's better to purchase them online. For items like clothes, food and shoes, I'll buy them in the physical store. It's easier to try and compare the items there.
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@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, Thanks for you sharing. In fact, i just tried several times online shopping. I was satisfied with those experience and i will try more. As to me, shopping online is very convenient and cheap. But i would never purchase food online, as health is the most thing i care about.
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi, Definitely shopping at physical store is quite safe as compared to online shopping. But you get loads of offers while shopping online which are hard to find while shopping physically at store.
@sutent (1061)
• China
2 Sep 09
Hi, Yes, each side have its advantage. It is very important and helpful to make a banlance on shopping site.
@sageyuan (31)
• China
1 Sep 09
Shopping online is more easy,you Do Not have to walk a long time(but it's not bad to walk).But sometimes it's not safe to shop online,you may get bad things!On the other hand,you can fell the thing you will buy befor shoping on physical store .
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• China
2 Sep 09
Well,to me,it really depends,If I just want to buy a book or a CD,I'd preffer buying online,there are two reasons,one is that you may not find the exact one that you want in a physical store,while you could always find it online;second is that usually,you can get cheaper price online compared with buying on physical store.But you know,when I want buy something important,like a pair of shoes,a bycicle or something which need try before buying,there is no doubt that I will go for an physical store.
• United States
2 Sep 09
I prefer shopping online. There are usually better deals online compared to being in the store physically, and I can shop in the privacy of my home. If you guys shop online, shop at reputable sellers like amazon.
• Canada
2 Sep 09
I prefer the store because you never know how secure your credit card is on line.
• United States
2 Sep 09
I prefer online shopping, only because there's not many places that have what I like in stock. Online, I can check many stores quickly without having to drive to lots of stores that are far away.
@anklesmash (1416)
1 Sep 09
i prefer shopping online as i am impatient and can't be bothred going to the shop searching for what i want and the queing to pay
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 09
I love shopping online, it's just so relaxing! I buy my clothes online as well, this suits me as I don't like the idea of spending lots of time in a clothing store. I can relax with a cup of tea in hand whilst I place all my orders online. It's also a nice process of actually having something delivered to your door. I will never resort to shopping down the high street again! Andrew
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Hi there, I actually like both, but more online. When I am in a store I always feel rused and never have enough time. At many times I can be very picky and online I can do more reserch and think about it LOL. I have been shopping and saving since July for my what to buy for the fall ;) The only thing I hate is how high the shipping can be and if you buy on ebay they charge soooo much that you really dont get a deal or only end up saving a little. Like a buck or 2.