Do you like shopping online? Why and why not?

@vingyan06 (2487)
Malaysia
October 5, 2009 2:31am CST
Most people who have made the leap to online shopping swear that it is the most convenient and hassle free way to shop. How about you? Do you always get satisfy on what you buy online? I love making purchases from online stores who offer free shipping. I realized it is good shop online where if you are little store shy and much prefer being able to check things out online, research sales and make purchases without leaving the house or office. It gives me more time to workout, read and certainly saves me money on gas. Sometimes, it save my time too. I got the items I was looking for put right in front of me, no one pushed and poked by me, and checkout was fast and easy! Why do you like shopping online? Why not? Or real life shopping is your all time preference ? Do share more please! Happy mylotting!
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67 responses
• Singapore
5 Oct 09
I have not try to shop online though I like to surf on those shopping sites. Mainly becase I am not comfortable giving out bank details, credit card number , etc. I just do it on online booking and nothing else. For my clothes and accessories, I just went to nearest mall as there are plenty to choose from. Also, when purchasing online, I am not sure if the picture provided is the same as the goods delivered.
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 09
Hi Joy, Thanks for your response! I think you still feel in secure shopping online. Not only you, there were plenty of people don't like to shop online. For those who love to shop online, they will love it crazily! Any how it is good that you love to window shop at these online sites and online stores. What if you found something you like it badly? Will you try to buy online?
• Singapore
2 Nov 09
Yes. Some of them I am tempted to buy especially those gorgeous bags and shoes that I really love the design. But my husband is very wary on me purchasing it online so I do not dare to try even once.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 09
Hi Joy ! I am not like you, once I see something I really like it, I will give excuse to myself to buy it, LOL. What I do now is I try to use only the money I earn online for my online shopping. If I don't earn any from my online job, I don't get to shop. This will give me more spirit to work harder to earn some internet money.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
Basically I love shopping! no matter online or not... I have recently started shopping online, basically because I have to stay home and no longer able to go out as often as previous. I find shopping online has the benefit when we are able to have the goods delivered to our house without the hassle of going out. Even with those postage charges, I find it still worth it if the item is on offer as I can save the time, the fuel charges, and parking charges. I just recently bought a set of bibs for my baby girl and I am happy with it. Some item are online however we are unable get from the shop.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
Hello Cwong, Glad to see another online shopper , ! Yeah,it is true, we can actually save up time and money while we shop online. More ever there are many good stuff available online but not easy to get from malls or shop. If I have a good shopping experience with the certain online sellers or online stores, I will stick to them. Love it so much whenever they post about their new arrival stocks! . It is one of my hobby to have window shopping on the internet too, LOL. Lately I have bought 2 training pants for my son. It is to increase child's motivation to be toilet trained. I couldn't get any training pants from local baby stores or baby department. Glad that I can get it online! But sad to say I bought it rather expensive from this seller. In fact, I just check it and I saw another seller in Mutiply is selling the same training pants at cheaper price,
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
vingyan.. in fact some time we are sad to see prices differ ah... Recently, I wanted to get some cloth diaper in order to save up some money, and I have been searching high and low for a low price.. and I am just so lucky that I found one.. and you know it took me months to search for that..
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 09
Hello Cwong! You are indeed a very smart online shopper. I am happy for you that you got the cheapest price for your cloth diapers. So do you enjoy online shopping? For cloth diapers, I think it is something hard to get at local baby stores. I hardly get to see any baby stores selling cloth diapers. Glad that you found it online.
@meapas (2436)
• India
5 Oct 09
I have not done online shopping so far but I would like to. Can you explain to me in detail how you do it? Will the item be authentic? How do you make the payment? Is it cheaper? Hope you don't mind going into detail. Thanks in advance.
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 09
Hello Meapas, Thanks for your reply. Glad to hear that you would like to give online shopping a try ! I try to give details information for you in online shopping, ! For me, I shop for clothes and toys, I hardly shop for any too expensive items online. I still prefer to touch in real for expensive goods. First of all, you need to buy from the good reputation website or seller. My first online shopping website was Ebay. I like Ebay! There are many good reputation seller around! After all, you can get to ask seller questions about the shipping fees, the item condition and some other questions you may want to know. For local seller I will pay them via local bank transfer. For international sellers I will use pay pal for payment. Other than Ebay, I do shop at some website that recommend by friends or my blogger. You need to search around the price so you can get a good bargain. You can always ask them if their item is authentic or fake item.
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
thanks for the BR mark!
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 09
Hi Money making today, You are welcome! Do hop over to my other discussion and pen down your comments!
@celineml (126)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 09
hi moon, me is start buy at online no long. Me will buy at online because some sell at online thing my here no sell and many special thing at online sell. But if buy the cloth thing is more hard because some buy is can wear some buy is can not wear. So me no prefect buy cloth at online oh. But but thing at online also want more pay the shipping fees if the thing them sell no too expensive than can buy is them sell at online buy the thing very expensive no people will not buy at online. At online shopping also will easy and fast too. But sometime some people no like for pre order the thing. But some people can wait so never mind to pre order. This also see we how to thing too.
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 09
Hi Celine, Thanks for your response! Yeah, shopping online is indeed save our time. On top of that , there are millions of products selling at online stores, from clothes, toys, kitchenware, and many more. There are many brand that we couldn't get at local stores but we can get it at online store. For me, I never try to buy pre order things. Maybe is because I have no patient to wait. Have you buy any pre orders before ?
@celineml (126)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 09
hi moon, yes at online many thing can buy, now me only got buy shoes, cloth, pant, mam bottle to my daughter. For me i thing me got pre order but no very long to wait maybe between 2week to wait the thing come. But some people like u dun want pre order must on the sport got stock than she just buy. If not then will not to buy the thing. But me is do pre order, u know why want do pre order???
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
vingyan, I dont like shopping online. First of all, I dont really like shopping at all. Virtual or reality, shopping has never been my fancy. But if I do shop, I like to be able to see and hold what I want to purchase. If I am unable to see it for real, I wont trust it to purchase it. So, definitely a no-no for me..
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Submerryn, It is okay for it. I know many out there still prefer the real life shopping. This is because of what you mentioned, it is the advantage when shop real life. Things come in front of you in real and you can hold it, feel it and even try it. For those who haven't take the first move to try shopping online, there must have their excuses to online shopping. First of all, they admit it is not a secure way to shop online where you need to expose your personal details like credit card information. For me, I always ensure my payment goes through a secure page. Secondly, people who never to try online shopping as they don't trust the online website or sellers.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Hi vingyan06. i do not used to like to shop online. I heard too many people say that it was unsafe so i shied away from it. I guess i was afraid of someone getting into my information. Then my daughter needed something for a school pageant. I couldn't beat the online price anywhere, so I went for it. Now i've shopped several times online. i have saved quite a bit in gas and price this way.
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
Hi Sender, No doubt we need to be careful while shop online. It is not 100% safe to shop online. Certain merchant we need to give away our personal details or pay pal account. But if you know the online stores well, you may shop safely. Try to look for the online stores with good reputation.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Shopping on line? Why? In Malaysia hypermarkets are mushrooming everywhere and are in your neighbourhood. Why bother online-shopping? Whatever I want I can see and touch the goods myself. I can even check the expiry date of product to choose the latest of the stock. In on-line shopping they may send you a non-expired but oldest of the stock.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Hello JamesKYTan, Thanks for your response! True enough hypermarkets are every where! It is hassle free to shop around the neighborhood! Of course they are certain things that we try to shop online especially on food or groceries. What I have bought online was clothes, books, toys, flight tickets... I don't get any problems shopping online. In fact there are a few good reasons why I choose online shopping : Transportation can be a hassle when you shop at a traditional mall. You have to spend money on fuel, fight the traffic, locate a parking lot. With online shopping, you don't have to worry about transportation hassles and often your packages are delivered right to the door step. It is a good choice for stay at home people to shop online. Others reason are avoiding the crowd in the malls, time saver, give access to millions of different products.....
@kgarcia (10)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I don't like shopping online. I usually look online and shop in the stores you find better deals in the store and you can see right in your face what your buying and if you really like it or if it looks good on you.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Hi Kgarcia, Thanks for your response! In the last few years we can see online shopping has become a popular trend. But I admit there a still a part of the shoppers prefer traditional way of going to the malls or stores to shop. But there is a few reason why I prefer online shopping rather than go to the malls : Shopping malls are well-known for the crowds especially in weekends or public holidays. It can be frustrating trying to get the items you want to purchase. With online shopping, there are no pushy crowds and you can relax and enjoy your online shopping experience. Don't you agree? Secondly, shopping online gives access to millions of different products. When you go shopping at a shopping mall, you only have access to what the stores have in stock so you end up going from store to store, or from shop to shop trying to find what you are looking for. Sometimes, it is not always available. When shopping online, you almost always find what you are looking for.
@jas24s (6)
• India
5 Oct 09
Definitely i would love to shop online always advantages: 1) Can do it from my place 2) hassle free shopping 3) i can review what i wanna buy 4) Saves lot of time
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
Hello Jas, Welcome to Mylot! I guess you are a newbie here at Mylot! Hope you like this social net working website. Glad to see another member fancy on online shopping. True enough, There are many advantage for shopping online. It is a way to save a our time so we don't need to go out from the house to shop. More ever there are so many online stores offer excellent service and products.
@minx267 (15404)
• Hartford, Connecticut
5 Oct 09
I do enjoy shopping online.. because I can get many things cheaper than in the store. I love getting money back through my online shopping program.. they pay me through PayPal.. And since when I buy I usually use PayPal- it's like having a coupon too. I do investigate and check out prices in a few places before I buy.. Sometimes I find deals that are a little better at my local Walmart.. :) But It's all about saving and or getting extra money back in this economy. If your interested in getting money back too.. I have a banner on my site.. you can earn money by referring friends too. you get money when they do their online shopping.. :0)
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 09
Hello Minx, Sorry for late reply. Glad that you like online shopping, ! I do find sometimes buying things online is cheaper but of course we need to shop wisely and there is still some dishonest seller try to make more money buy selling more expensive. It is good to get money back through online shopping program. This is my first time hearing about this. I will check out soon. Thanks for sharing.
@velentina (892)
• Mauritius
5 Oct 09
I would love to do online shopping especially if the shipping is free but unfortunately it is not available in my country. It takes so much time to go shopping and carrying the articles till home, it will be better to have them at the doorstep. If you get an online catalogue to choose from with the price tags it is easier to do online shopping. Happy shopping to you
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
Hi Valentina, Thanks for your response. Glad to meet another online shopper here, ! For me, I like to get free shipping when I buy online. Or I will check for lower shipping fees. Online catalog is indeed useful for a online shopper. With this catalog, we can actually compare price from certain online stores. So we shop wisely and get to save some money.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
5 Oct 09
I really like shopping online. At first, I can get the latest information of some products online. When I want to buy something, there are lots of choices avaliable to me online while it is impossible to purchase goods off-line actually. Besides, here in my country, making purchases from online stores can save lots of money and they can send me the good just in 3 days, which is quickly and save me much time to do other jobs. With the development of the Internet, making purchases online is becoming more and more popular. He/She must have been out of date if some people who aren't familiar with shopping online.
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 09
Hi there, Thanks for your response! True enough, we can get millions of products on the internet. What Is good is we can go through all the products slowly where by we can get to read all the features and details just staying at home. Have you try any online purchase before? What you like to buy Online? I like online shopping too.
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
i haven't tried shopping online but i have really thought on that. i told my daughter that the money that i will be earning online will stay there for a while and if i find something worth buying online, i will try that. i guess it saves us time, effort and money buying online. and u get to read reviews of the items, too!
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Hello Money, True enough! it save our time and effort while buying online. I have the idea of that the money I earn online will keep and use as buying something online. I have come across a very nice customized shop that sell stuff in customized which includes shirts, pillow case, watch, photo books, bags and many more. simply like it as it is hard to get a real shop here doing customized printing.
@Iriene88 (5346)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Dear vingyan, Wow, you are the modern and 'up-to-date' person. You have enjoyed the convenience of shopping online! Great. But I am still skeptical about this! Perhaps need more push / more exposure like this...LOL I have done booking/purchase online for holdiay attractions like 'The London Eye', Flight tickets, virtual books..that's about all! Convenience : YES...but still prefer conventional way on buying clothes, shoes and groceries. Can feel it and try it till satisfied..LOL
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Hello Iriene, If you like shopping, I think you would like online shopping too.Glad to hear that you actually started online purchase of some books and flight tickets! It is true you shop real life is more advantage where by you can see the stuff in real, touch it and feel it. But I can't resist not to buy online because many online stores have great offers and they sell clothes much more cheaper than local boutique. There are many online stores around that sell trendy clothes direct import from Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Most of the stuff are hardly get in local market. Of course be sure to check out websites like they are good reputation or feedbacks from its customers. I Only make purchases from well-known, secure websites.
@pkc3000 (1266)
• India
1 Nov 09
Hello friend Really I like online shopping as it is most easy and convenient for me. Sitting in home you can get your desired products with varieties of range, good quality with cheap price. There are few reputed online shop from where you can expect good dealing. One most important aspect which I like on line shopping is free shipping. In several occasion I have purchased several products through online shopping. pkc3000
@zmgPost (22)
• China
1 Nov 09
I like shopping online ,it's convenient,fast and very sheap sometimes.most important we can go to visit the many shopping sites until we are satisfied so far,and now a large shoppping site enjoys a good reputation ,it is very optimistic about online shopping, this is my view.
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• China
12 Oct 09
in fact, until now, i havent bought anything online. but some of my friends do it for many times, and buy almost everything. but i'm preparing for to buy online with the money earned online. hmm, ask me why? i think it will help save some money and time, if the quality is good as in the real supermarkets.
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@gjoy993 (19)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
I'm a big fan of online shopping. These are some of the reasons: - It's easy to compare prices so I know the cheapest place to buy the item - I don't have to drive to the mall - Most of the item are cheaper than the price in stores - I can buy stuff that I'm embarrassed if people know that I buy that stuff - There's a lot more items to choose - I can save my time to do things that are more useful such as mylotting
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
Hi Gjoy, Thanks for your great response! Glad to see an online shopper. Yeah, simply like all the benefits of online shopping you listed here. I like to compare prices of the items I want to buy online. I can see some times the same items sell in different price from different sellers. That is why we need to shop wisely online.
@vicky30 (4771)
• India
4 Mar 10
I like online shopping but i do not rely on the products i buy.We do not get the color of our choice and we also do not know if the product is damaged.Real life shopping will be better as we can see the products in every way before buying.We can also get guarantee from the dealer where we buy our products.Once long back before i had done internet shopping.I had ordered a set of air tight containers for my mom and i ordered a pair of binoculars.Both of the products were okay but i think if i bought them in the shop it would be better.
@hmkoct5 (2065)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I love shopping online. I like being able to browse many different sites to find the best prices. I also like to see wish lists and such that people may have created when I want to buy gifts. I don't really like dealing with returning items that are wrong, though. I like sitting on my couch and perusing almost any store I would like to get an item from. I don't have to drive and waste gas.