Online Shopping saves time, gas, but now...

Victoria's Secret Haul
United States
January 27, 2016 4:26pm CST
... I have to go to the store to exchange one of the items! I love shopping online especially when I have gift cards and you qualify for free shipping too plus sales! However the downside with purchasing online is that you can't physically touch the fabric or try on the items so it's kind of hard to shop especially since I vary in size depending on the item. What I bought? I ordered these items from Victoria's Secret from their sale section. - Pink Gym Pant (My favorite purchase of them all) - The Most-Loved Yoga Crop Pant (I have to exchange this because I don't like the quality) - Pink Flannel Short (I bought this for my sister and it's a little big for me so I don't know if it'd fit my sister) Can you relate to shopping online? Do you ever have to exchange some of your purchased items in stores due to the quality? Or sizing? Other?
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Jan 16
I don't buy clothes or shoes online as I need to try things on for size. But I do love to shop online. What fun.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I love online shopping also, especially when there is free shipping with no minimum. I always ensure there is a nearby store encase I don't fit the items though! Luckily Victoria's Secret is only 15 minutes away and I have to go to that mall to make a bill at Macy's anyway!
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby I didn't know you could buy online but return to a box store.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 All the stores I shop at like Macys, Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc - if I am not satisfied, I can return in stores or you can ship it back also. But I prefer to handle refunds, exchanges in store.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
I don't like shopping for pants online because I never get the right size. The headache and hassle is just too much to go through with returning so I try to repurpose or give to others what I can't wear. I've only ever returned one item that didn't fit quite right. This was because it was for a wedding and for my cousin not me.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I can't shop for jeans online, maybe like sweat pants/yoga pants/leggings usually I'm fine. Luckily this store is only within 15 minutes so I'll make a exchange sometime next week.
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@amnabas (9909)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Jan 16
Well I love to go for shopping I am not a fan of online shopping as you can't claim for the money back there.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
For me, when I shop online - I make sure there is a physical store nearby so if I need to make any exchanges or refunds I could.
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
27 Jan 16
I shop for very little in the way of clothing online because the sizes vary so much and yes even go to a store sometimes you will buy two of the same item but when you get home one is to large or to small.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I usually try on clothes in stores but online I find myself buying two sizes and returning later.
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
28 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Sounds like you spend a lot sending clothing back.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
@Marcyaz Only if I really love the item and I have no other choice, but I don't often .
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@paigea (21920)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I can only shop online if they deliver by Canada Post so that limits me. I haven't bought many clothing items on line.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I think sometimes for Canada, you have custom fees which can be quite pricey too?
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@paigea (21920)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Well, I only order from Canadian sites if I do order. But even so, some of them only send by courier and no couriers come where I live.
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@sharon6345 (121288)
• United States
27 Jan 16
If I need to return it I will give it away. That part of the process I really don't care for at the moment. Never have and often give things away.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I am giving the shorts to my sister, but the yoga pants - the quality wasn't great. I asked if my mom wanted it but she didn't.. I'll wait next week or so when I go to the mall to make an exchange since I have to pay a bill anyway.
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@sharon6345 (121288)
• United States
28 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby That is good and it will save you a trip.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Jan 16
I always do on line shopping at LASADA Philippines and never had I returned a product I purchase. I am satisfied with the products and services.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
That is great to hear you never experienced any problems!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby yeah, true. I do not know in some deliveries in the future,lol.
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jan 16
I enjoy shopping online. I save up my gift cards and Paypal money for whatever site I am into at the time.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I like to save up for gift card, PayPal too for a big purchase. Happy saving to you!!
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby ..You too!
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@jstory07 (65993)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jan 16
I have shopped on ebay and have got good clothes from the auctions.
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• United States
30 Jan 16
I should try eBay sometime, never shopped on eBay except once through Aeropostale though! It was a great buy too!
@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Jan 16
I like shopping online. Perhaps my size is very normal and the clothes I bought online suit me. However, my husband is different. I bought him clothes online and it didn't fit his size. So I had to send them back and exchange larger size of clothes. So buying clothes online for my husband is risky.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I am glad to hear shopping for you is a breeze online! For me it's in reverse, for my boyfriend ~ his size is universal and 99% the clothes works out for him. For me it's 50/50 lol.
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@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
28 Jan 16
I've only bought T-shirts and sport jerseys online for my sons as far as clothing goes. The only reason was because the items were only available online. And they know exactly the sizes they need and what to expect from the purchased items. They've seen similar items physically in the store, so there's no surprises.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I love shopping online but for me sizing is quite difficult. For boys/men, they are always universal at sizes!
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@Raine38 (9113)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I like to shop online, except for shoes, pants, and other stuff which are costly. I have really small feet, I am short, and of course I cannot afford to lose money over a failed online purchase.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I only shop at stores I know that are physical and nearby just encase I need to exchange. I am always seeing these cute clothing at Asian websites and such but I can't buy from there.
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@TRBRocks420 (75380)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Jan 16
I sometimes buy online, but I mostly still buy my stuff at the stores.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I prefer in store shopping but lately I haven't had the chance and I'm always easily persuaded to ship when there is free shipping (so technically I have nothing to lose)
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@boiboing (12198)
• Northampton, England
27 Jan 16
I shop online a lot but I've never had to take it back to a physical store.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
Oh that is great! I wish not to, but it's no problem since the store is only 15 mins away and I have to go there for a bill anyway (that mall!)
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@OreoBrownie (3526)
• Elberton, Georgia
27 Jan 16
I like shopping on line too, but buying clothes is iffy. I bought two maternity tops and pants fro my grand daughter I law. They didn't fit her. She gave them to her pregnant skinny sister lol.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
Online shopping is generally a hit/miss for me also! But, glad your daughter in law was able to give the clothes to her sister and not go to a waste.
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@tahashif (64)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Jan 16
Yeah you are right online shopping saves time,gas but online shopping has other major problems also which you indicated in your post
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Mar 16
I shop quite a bit online with Amazon, but I am easy to fit. My wife does not ever get clothing online. I did recently make a return to them on some shoes that did not fit.