which is better? real shopping or online shopping?

@vanezzyi (206)
Philippines
June 11, 2007 11:47am CST
I just started my onine store today. =) and it is turning out to be so addicting, I don't have to go to the malls to see what i want, il just surf other online stores and buy it and then wait for the product to come to the address i specified. i think its more convenient for me. plus i dont get that much obsess with the product if i cant afford ir because i dont see. lol
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@Divzs18 (442)
• India
11 Jun 07
I personally like shopping outside.Untill and unless I didn't search 2-3 good shopping stores for the same product I didn't work out for me.I just simply love shopping outside. And moreover I got the products of my choices by having more closer look at them.
@vanezzyi (206)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
oh i see. everyone of us has its won preferences with regards to shopping. As for me, while its really fun to see what you are buying before you pay for them, sometimes the number of people who just gioes to th emalls suffocates me, lol
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I started my online store several months ago. Congrats on your own on line store. I think on line shopping is the way it is going to be more and more. I like it, shopping from my own mall because I can earn off of my purchases, and I can offer it to others to join and earn off them as well.
@vanezzyi (206)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
wow thank you for that idea you just provided =) goodluck to both our online store. hope we could earn lots of money from it. =)
@ratyz5 (7752)
• Philippines
31 Oct 10
Depending on what I am trying to buy, online is quite convenient as one can easily search for the things that they want and most of the time, the prices are quite affordable compared to the ones you can buy at an actual store. Now, it depends on the shipping if its better or just spend the travel fare if it makes a better difference. Buying online would have its conveniences but, it would also have its disadvantages that real stores would be better off with. For one thing, you cannot be sure if you would actually get the same item that you see online. Most of the time, they would post brand new images of the said item but, when it arrives, it might be different. That's when the seller's reputation needs to be checked before you do any transactions with them. Scammers are quite abundant online while if you go to a store, you are sure that you can go back if ever their items are not what you expect them to be.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
21 Jun 07
It depends on what i'm looking for .If the stuff that i couldn't find at the real store then i will look for online store .
@d00d00 (826)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun 07
Hello vanezzyi! there are really advantages on shopping either online or "real" shopping. In REAL shopping, you get to see the item you want to buy, check for defects, see if it fits, etc.. However it can be really time consuming. On the other hand, online shopping is so easy and needs less energy. lol. You can also see great bargains online. There are more choices, if you just surf real hard. lol.. But, you can't really see and check the item, not until it arrives at your doorstep. But anyway, I still prefer doing the "real" shopping. It won't hurt to get some exercise. *wink*.. But when I get really lazy, then that's where online shopping is the best way to go. =D
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
I can't say which one is better because every person has different taste and experience. But personally, I prefer to shop brick and mortal stores because I would like to touch products. I've never shopped online for buying clothes. It is not convenience because if the clothes are not fit, we will then have to send it back.
• Hong Kong
12 Jun 07
I still prefer real shopping as I enjoy the experience of walking around, browsing the products and actually touching the products themselves. I think this is a habit. I enjoy actually try on the items if they are clothes, shoes or handbags to see if they really fit or look good on me. Also, for skincare and makeup, I'd love to try out their textures and colors before I make the purchase. I guess I just feel safer this way. The only thing I would buy online would be books, because they don't sell many good English books to around here and therefore I need to order them somewhere.
@jahvo6 (623)
• Peru
11 Jun 07
I am not used to buy online yet, I know it´s practical and easy to use but still like to go to the stores and malls and then have a quick snack.
@arcidy (5013)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I like doing both online shoping and real shoping but there are cons and pros to doing both let me start with the pros. pros you can look at your house dont have to waste gas to go shopping dont have to wait in lines when you go you cn read reviews of each item depending what store you go to like amazon.com cons you got to pay shipping and handeling and that can be a lot depending on what you buy and when you want it. You have to wait a few days to recieve your item now that can be annoying someone can steal your credit card if you go online overall I still perfer shopping online its a lot more fun for me to do it then just going to the store and picking something up.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Congrats! I haven't tried online shopping because i prefer going to the malls to shop. For me it is better to go shopping at the mall so you could better choose what kind of style, fit and texture of cloth you would want. You could even fit the clothes you like to buy and there are lots of diffrent style to choose from. I know online shopping is very convenient but i still prefer the real shopping.