Do you do more shopping from online stores or physical stores?

Singapore
December 13, 2016 2:57am CST
For online shopping, I feel like I'm taking a chance cos the info or picture shown might be misleading, and there's the risk of spoilt goods, but the upside is, there's lots of choices and some things are really cheaper. So for things like books, toys, bags, basically stuff I use I would buy online. Other things like clothes and especially shoes, I would like to try them on physically. Would you like to share your experience on shopping? Which do you prefer?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
13 Dec 16
I don't really shop much, and usually it is for specialty electronic items not available locally, so I get those online. But clothes, shoes, etc I buy from WalMart.
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• Singapore
13 Dec 16
shopping is a big deal for girls, so I find myself spending a lot of time browsing shopping sites (bad habit and a waste of time) but I will be so happy when I have really bought something I NEED and at a GOOD BARGAIN
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
13 Dec 16
@bluemoonpavilion I supply sound for live bands often (I have a gig tonight actually) and living in a small town I have to go online to buy new cables and replacement speakers, things like that. But there lies my hidden weakness...because I'll spend hours looking at equipment trying to convince myself that yes, it looks neat and has all kinds of buttons and knobs, but do I really need it?
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• Singapore
13 Dec 16
@JolietJake That really "sounds" interesting! I would love to go to your gig if I can. Yeah, I get the feeling of getting the high out of buying a great buy and especially something that you have been looking for, for the longest time which you can't find and manage to score at somewhere which is unexpected.
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@rina110383 (24134)
13 Dec 16
Physical stores. I don't shop online.
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• Singapore
13 Dec 16
Oh wow never ever? I could not resist the temptation!
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@Shellyann36 (9616)
• United States
13 Dec 16
I am the same way. I like to shop online for things that I will use around the house, books, toys and such. I will also buy the kids clothing online but not shoes and certainly not clothing for myself. I enjoy both equally. I must admit that it is nice to shop online and earn cash back with such places as MyPoints and Swagbucks.
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• Singapore
13 Dec 16
Well now online stores are getting more and more popular, they are a threat to physical shops. Shops are trying all ways to attract customers and boost sales.
@deadreak (694)
• Dagupan City, Philippines
13 Dec 16
I don't shop online, i am more on what i see personally.
• Singapore
13 Dec 16
Haha you just have not discovered the wonder and joy of it!
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@deadreak (694)
• Dagupan City, Philippines
13 Dec 16
@bluemoonpavilion lol i'm in to it
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
13 Dec 16
I look at clothing online but haven't had a lot of luck in buying it. The few pieces that I have ordered online haven't fit properly and the sizes weren't true. So I don't purchase clothing or shoes online. I love Amazon for ordering things as people give lots of reviews and I can get a good idea of how good a product is. I can also set my expectations based on those reviews. I'm not usually disappointed with Amazon purchases. Now I did just order a diamond pendant for a Christmas gift, it arrived last night, and while it's beautiful, it came in a plastic zip lock bag. I can't imagine why it didn't arrive in a box. I posted a review regarding the packaging and my disappointment.
13 Dec 16
I never tried to order online even if I want to, because it's hassle free but there's always a hesitation. Especially on clothes and shoes, I wanna give it a try personally.