Do You Shop Online Or Local?

Mumbai, India
December 4, 2015 10:10am CST
think it all boils down to personal preference. If I need something urgently, the local convenience store is the answer. Also, quality is guaranteed by local stores. But I do really hate local stores. The insecurity of being robbed, the constant babbling of the salesman forcing me to buy something I have no interest in, and the fact that I have to travel a mile to get the goods turns me off. On the other hand, Online shopping is highly convenient. I can order a good sitting in my bedroom, check its reviews, get it delivered in a few days and return it withing 30 days if it has defects. Moreover, with offers such as 50% rebate, I know I am saving much more money than ever! I never had a bad experience with Online shopping and as far as security is concerned, I only use popular sites like Amazon and Flipkart. So, personally, I prefer Online shopping over local convenience stores. What about you??
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@PainsOnSlate (14145)
• Canada
5 Dec 15
I have never shopped on line but might have to try it some day. I love shopping locally.
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• Mumbai, India
6 Dec 15
Try once. You'll love it. :)
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• Preston, England
3 Jan 16
convenience stores as I can then get the goods right away and without postage / shipping charges
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• Mumbai, India
4 Jan 16
Many of the online marketing websites in my country do not ask for shipping charges... even $5 groceries ship without any extra cost here... Along with extra discounts and freebies and CONVENIENCE, I think online shopping wins hands down... try once.. :D
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• Preston, England
4 Jan 16
@deeraj005 I do some shopping online, mostly for books
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• Mumbai, India
4 Jan 16
@arthurchappell I prefer Ebooks over real ones... :P
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@softbabe44 (6006)
• Vancouver, Washington
5 Dec 15
I like the online shopping it's a nice thing to be able to do.
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• Mumbai, India
5 Dec 15
Yeah, It is very convenient, as compared to local, thanks for sharing your views.
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• Vancouver, Washington
6 Dec 15
@deeraj005 Thank you so much love sharing my views.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
I tend to shop online frequently for things but I do shop locally for food and other necessities
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• Mumbai, India
4 Jan 16
I do shop locally sometimes for food, but most of the oter things arrive via ecommerce... And nowadays, I've started ordering groceries and food too via Internet! All hail the king of convenience!!
@BelleStarr (22174)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan 16
I like to support local business f possible but I definitely use online shopping as well.
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• Mumbai, India
4 Jan 16
Yeah, Online shopping is blooming 'cuz of its convenience and it will continue to do so... thanks for sharing your views!
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@lokisdad (2933)
• United States
7 Dec 15
I hate when the salesman try to push you to buy stuff it drives me nuts because when they work for commision they are more concerned with a sale than they are really trying to fill your needs. I do understand why but it still irks me. I like shopping in person you get to see item touch inspect etc. The problem is getting to the places so most of the time we shop online and orders over $50 usually have free shipping.
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• Mumbai, India
4 Jan 16
I dunno which e-commerce site you use.. but the site I use ships for free if the order is above $5, which is really easy.. Salesman get trolled by me, I end up promoting my affiliate products to them and they never visit again... :P Moreover, online shopping sites comes with a 30 day return guarantee.. so I dont think there is much difference between local and online shopping.. Anyways, thanks for sharig your views.. :)
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@flapiz (4116)
• Australia
4 Dec 15
Well I shop both ways when I have the cash but I'd say I prefer local. I've had problems with online shopping before. Sometimes what you see is not what you get specially when buying clothes. Some may turn out too big or too small even though you picked your size and got your measurements correct. Some may have bad material. I like to see, touch, and fit the actual things I'm buying. Plus no waiting time.
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• Mumbai, India
5 Dec 15
Thanks for sharing your opinions. This is an aspect where local wins handsdown.
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@Teep11 (5873)
• United States
4 Dec 15
I love online shopping. I'm not a fan of mall shopping but will do so if I feel the need. I like to shop for items that I rather not purchase online like undergarments but other than that. Online shopping would be at the top.
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• Mumbai, India
5 Dec 15
Thanks for sharing your views! :)
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Dec 15
If I need something right now than I go to the store but if I can wait for whatever it is I definitely prefer online. I like not having to leave the house, deal with people or wait on forever long lines.
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• Mumbai, India
4 Dec 15
Thanks for the comment. I also do really hate the unending long lines of convenience- or better, unconvenience stores.
@amadeo (27153)
• United States
4 Dec 15
I do both
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• Mumbai, India
4 Dec 15
Same here. local shopping is useful in need of hour, but online is most preferred by me.