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Old 03-10-2008, 08:29 PM   #11
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And those 'xyz' of the month clubs are great!
The boss signed me up for a wine of the month club. I get a bottle of red and a bottle of white each month. It is great! And yes he bought it online.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:36 PM   #12
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Who does it? What do you shop for? Why??

When I was in my teens, the mall was the place to go. When I was a young mother with small children, the mall was the place to go to get the kids out of the house for a while and not break the bank.

Now....I cannot stand shopping in the mall. I don't like the whole atmosphere any longer. However, I love to shop! I prefer a simple shop on an avenue or street with a front door.

I've also gotten quite familiar with on-line shopping. It started with making a few purchases with Amazon years ago. Now, I buy hot tub supplies, clothes, gift baskets, flowers, even a couple of olive trees this past christmas.

I don't have to battle the traffic or the parking lots. Instead, I get mail! And who doesn't love getting mail? (well, good mail, anyway) Honestly, it saves me so much time, not to mention the gas and mileage on my leased car.

I just ordered 5 dresses (all for the upcoming NOLA trip!). I need new sunglasses, too...but somehow, I just know that is something I'm going to have to try on right on the spot, ya know. Same with shoes...

So, who else like to shop on line?
i haven't been to the mall in a year. then it was for eye glasses.
i absolutely love shopping on line. i do my grocery shopping once a month on line at a local store, delivered to my kitchen.

i buy almost everything else. a lot at walmart where they have site to store so on large items, save a bundle on shipping and handling. meant to say everything on line.

i bought a bunch of clothes on line at target.

baby clothes for our premie baby on line.

books, used to buy music but not so much anymore. i love getting packages in the mail. i don't drive at all so it is a godsend for me.

i pay all my bills on line. the internet is my best friend. and of course i talk to you guys on line. need an answer , google it. love love love it.

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Old 03-10-2008, 08:52 PM   #13
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I only buy items online that I can't find in the shops, like a CD or DVD, as I have found the shipping costs to Perth make the item too expensive. I haven't got many materialistic wants, nor the money to indulge those that I do have, so it hasn't been much of an issue so far. But most of the times that I have thought to buy online, I have found that I could get the item cheaper from the shops.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:06 PM   #14
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Online, I have bought clothes, jewelry, books, CDs, DVDs, a computer, sewing patterns, fabric, a car, airplane tickets, Greyhound bus tickets, sheet music, a printer, computer memory, beads, carpet steamer, steam clothing press, craft kits, a Sammy Sosa bobblehead for James, and who knows what else.

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Old 03-10-2008, 09:36 PM   #15
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Clothes, groceries, auto parts I shop for at the store, most else I shop for online especially electronics and such.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:15 PM   #16
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One of the few disadvantages of living in Mexico - I have had to give up my online shopping habits! Too expensive for shipping, and excessive duty charged on any items coming over the border. When I absolutely have to have something I can't buy here (I am a painter, and use gouache paint, which is impossible to find here), I order it and have it sent to someone who is coming down to visit (my daughter comes every few months, and other friends have visitors who will "mule" items for us). Other guilty pleasures: shoes from Zappos.com and books, CDs and DVDs from Amazon.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:50 AM   #17
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Internet shopping is huge and incredibly convenient. But I keep finding myself worrying about the local guy trying to maintain his/her storefront and have been making a real effort to spread things around. Really trying to avoid the big box stores, if I can.

I can't seem to avoid the mall, as I have two young teens and they adore those loud, deliciously smelly stores that vibrate the walls when you walk by. You know the ones, they have holes in the jeans on the models, the gals have four tank tops and jeans that don't cover them on and everybody apparently surfs, even in Wisconsin!
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:01 AM   #18
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I love online shopping. I haven't been to a mall in so long I can't remember and I don't miss it. I love being able to research an item I am interested in online and then search out the best price. Big ticket items purchased online from out of state vendors results in additional savings because I don't pay tax.

I still shop in brick and mortar stores for groceries and I love the hardware store but pretty much everything else I buy online. Ebay is my favorite place. Also Amazon. Zappos is great for buying shoes for my youngest son. Higher prices but liberal exchange/return policy and not having to drag a 5 year old shoes shopping is priceless! All my computer and related techie stuff I buy online - much less expensive and I can get exactly what I need/want. Really, almost anything I want to purchase is available online.

I think there is an environmental advantage, too. No more driving to different stores, seeking out the best prices. But my time is the biggest savings of all and the one I value the most!
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:04 AM   #19
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The boss signed me up for a wine of the month club. I get a bottle of red and a bottle of white each month. It is great! And yes he bought it online.
If you haven't looked into that yet, you might be surprised at how many different types of options a person has with those clubs. So many, it's almost hard to make a final decision.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:08 AM   #20
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Internet shopping is huge and incredibly convenient. But I keep finding myself worrying about the local guy trying to maintain his/her storefront and have been making a real effort to spread things around. Really trying to avoid the big box stores, if I can.

I can't seem to avoid the mall, as I have two young teens and they adore those loud, deliciously smelly stores that vibrate the walls when you walk by. You know the ones, they have holes in the jeans on the models, the gals have four tank tops and jeans that don't cover them on and everybody apparently surfs, even in Wisconsin!
I agree with spreading it around...that's why I prefer to shop in a store that has 4, free standing walls. Usually, those stores are not part of a chain. Chain stores are not usually about giving the customer the best product/service, but the smaller shops are.
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