what is the difference between shopping online and offline?

@HDHORDA4 (687)
India
June 22, 2011 7:31am CST
according to you what is the benefits and disadvantages of shoppong online and offline what is the real diffrence between the two?
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• United States
24 Jun 11
If you are buying clothes offline you can actually try them on to see how they fit, when buying online you are taking a risk, I've bought clothes that don't fit and I can't blame anyone but myself. When it comes to buying online, you get a lot of more privacy, it's like there's no one to judge you at checkout, I buy many things online that I can find in the stores or that I can find for a better price online rather than offline.
@HDHORDA4 (687)
• India
25 Jun 11
the feeling of the fabric only comes when we touch it and that feelings doesn't come online you are correct i also prefer more to shop offline
@megamatt (14341)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Well they both have their benefits and their drawbacks a lot of the time. I think that the biggest benefit to online shopping is that you know where a product is in stock or not. If you go out to the store for a product, you could search through multiple stores, wasting time and burning through gas, in an attempt to find something. On the other end, seeing the product in person might get you a chance to really see the product in person, in an attempt to make a more informed decision. There is really so much that you can get from online photos, and there tends to be some misrepresentations. Plus you have to worry about shipping and handling, not to mention who knows how long its going to take to be delivered. Even with overnight shipping, it really is not overnight shipping. Still there are drawbacks and benefits to a lot of the time and both methods are accepted enough for me, but your experiences may vary.
@HDHORDA4 (687)
• India
22 Jun 11
i think it depends from person to person as to which way suits him or her the best way of shopping.people have diffrent views about shopping online and offline
22 Jun 11
I shop online often because it's difficult to get to the shops and there's nothing you can't buy online! It saves gas and it's often cheaper if you're willing to research prices. I still like going into town and browsing the shops though. It's nice to get the look and feel of fabric when you want to buy clothes and trying them on first can be really important.
@HDHORDA4 (687)
• India
22 Jun 11
well that's great to hear this from you because i have never done online shopping in my life time so i didn't knew that but still as you said the feeling of the fabrics that we get when we touch is something diffrent and that feeling and look doesn't appear well when we shop offline have a nice day
• India
22 Jun 11
according to me in shopping offline you are more comfortable about everythinincluding the product , delivery to you payment clearance and certain other benefits.
@HDHORDA4 (687)
• India
22 Jun 11
yes that is the point you get more benefits while shopping offline and it's hassle free
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
22 Jun 11
I enjoy shopping on line because I can avoid the crowds, especially during holiday seasons. Also with gas prices so high these days I can save money by not having to drive to get places where I need to go. Also, from time to time I find places on line that offer free shipping which saves even more money. I'm not saying I don't ever shop off line, I have to buy groceries each week LOL! But I much prefer to shop on line if possible. :)