Which do you prefer shopping in person or shopping online?

@sharone74 (4838)
United States
October 13, 2007 1:36pm CST
I personally like going into stores and buying things. Because then you don't have to sit and wait for the mailman to bring you your new goodies. I get frustrated sometimes waiting for my purchases to come in the mail when I want them right now! How bout you do you like to shop online?
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6 responses
• Canada
13 Oct 07
I like shopping in person. I like to see and feel what I'm buying. Especially if it's clothes or shoes - then I try them on and make sure they fit before I'll even think about buying them. I don't mind buying stuff online though if it's something that I don't need to try or, or see in person to make a purchase decision. I have bought a few things online and find it a very convinient way to shop. Although when it comes to traveling, I only use the internet for booking hotels and flights. The internet just makes it so easy!
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
16 Oct 07
It realy does and convenient. I have kept things that weren't right or weren't what I ordered just to avoid going through the return process with them. I just gave the item away or put it in the box away somewhere and gave it no more thought. Dealing with internet purchase returns is not pretty and it is agonizingly slow.
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@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I prefer on-line shopping. No hassles with crowds. No spending gas money for shopping trips and I love having my purchases delivered right to my door.
• United States
15 Oct 07
I actually shop both online and in person. The main reason I shop online is because where I live at now they're style is WHACK and TOOOO colorful especially I'm use to having things that isn't available where I am. I from up north and now I live the south so alot of things like foot wear is in style down here as to back its on the clearance rack and was played like a year or 2 ago. So I shop both. Online for clothing and other materialtic items and food and household items in person.
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@swirlz (3136)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
I don't. Yeah, the waiting drives me nuts. But the main reasons I don't like buying online is because I'm not satisfied with most of the items I've purchased. There are details that looks good on the pictures but in actual doesn't really suit me, I don't like how they look. And most of the time, the size doesn't really fit me well. That's why I prefer shopping in person, because I get to fit them before I buy them. And I'd get to see every detail the way they really look. Not to mention I'd get to bring them home at once.
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@bowtieguy (5917)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I like shopping online because of the human interaction that takes place between other customers and the employees, that is something you cannot find online which makes things a lot less enjoyable for me at least.
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• Malaysia
23 Oct 07
who doesn't like to go to stores to buy things? i'd prefer going to stores rather than buy online, for i get to see the items, inspect it, try it on and what not. :) ..sometimes I do shop online though, but not that often. Whenever the items that I want is not available here, or if it is, it's cheaper online- then i'll most probably get it online. .