Online wish lists: Do you have one and do you ask for them?
November 7, 2007 8:43am CST
I am a frequent online shopper, and I know a lot of people that are the same way. I'm actually more of a browser online, because I like to avoid shipping fees at all costs. If I can get items at a brick-and-mortar store then I'll definitely do it that way if I can't find a free shipping option online. But sometimes even browsing online doesn't help me decide what to get certain hard-to-buy-for people on my list. In that case, I love to have a wish list available. Having places like Amazon.com or BestBuy.com and most clothing stores online that allow users to create wish lists has been a saving grace for me, and I know that my family is starting to feel the same way. When anyone asks me what I want for Christmas, a birthday, or any other holiday of sorts, my mind goes blank and I can't think of anything to list off. I remember being a kid when I could sit down and list off tons of toys and games that I "couldn't live without" in a heartbeat, but as I've gotten older it's become more and more difficult for me to think of the things I want. Usually I buy myself those things! Now, I just keep track of the things I want but know I shouldn't buy on wish lists. Amazon.com is my favorite so far because you can find so many things on their site. I've listed movies, books, and music on my list that anyone in my family or group of friends can find and select from. It's like a registry for holidays, and I can't imagine anything as helpful as a wish list. I've even started asking my family and friends to start setting them up so I can have a selection of things they are interested in. Even if I don't give them something on the list, I have a better idea of things that they would like to receive. So tell me, am I the only one who feels this way? Do you have wish lists and where do you have them? Are you asking friends and family to set these up for you? I'd love to hear more thoughts.
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