Online shopping is just convenient

Philippines
December 8, 2011 10:34pm CST
I just made my first online purchase last week. It was for 2 vouchers of 1 1/2 hour of full body massage from a local spa near our place. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift for my in-laws, but my husband and I was still thinking of using them ourselves and buy different gifts for them. We all need a hour of relaxation, right? I got the idea from my sister-in-law who purchased unlimited day passes in an amusement park for our kids and their cousin. She got it at half the price and without going to the place to buy the passes. I also got the spa voucher with 72% off and it is valid until june next year. It's just convenient that you can buy stuff and service online, that was when i finally got over my scare of online scams and fraud sites. We must practice caution though and check the product, service provider, or the establishment if: (1) the establishment is existing (2) they are aware of their online sale (3) they have the product you wish to buy. The downsides however aside from fraud is you can check the product if it is working, durable and worth its price before you can buy them, especially for electronic stuffs. Unless of course if you're sure of the quality of the product mentioned or the brand is good. So, be cautious online shoppers. Cheers!
4 responses
@joystick (1680)
12 Dec 11
I will have to agree with you there.I think that it saves time as well as travel expenses when we shop on line.I think that there are some great deals that are about online, rather than in shops.I hate any shopping this time of year, as there are lots of people in ques and it is really cold.Plus when we think about it another way, we are not lazy, we are keeping people in a job as well.lol.
• India
9 Dec 11
yes online shopping is so convenient and some are really at very affordable rate. But we really have to be extra cautious while making payments. I always prefer to make the payments via paypal or payalert but unfortunately not all online shops support this mode of payments.And from what I have heard and noticed is that the online shopping websites starting with https:// is much safe than http://.Some browsers also have a small lock like icon when you are on a secure page. Ok concerns of safety then comes the products quality. I had both the experience of the products that is delivered is in good and bad quality. Experience is always the best teacher
@zhaozy (33)
• China
9 Dec 11
I agree with your views. Online shopping is now certain to be careful,be careful of fraud.
• United States
9 Dec 11
I buy most of my stuff online. If it is not perfect I will sell it on listia.com/