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Online shopping or actual roaming around?
How do you buy your stuff? Do you indulge in the convenience of online shops or are you too meticulous that you raid as much shops in the mall/market to shop?
December 29, 2018, 6:39 am
Well, most of my shopping these days is online. Online shopping has certainly made our lives much more easier. We can buy everything that we want through the online stores, right from clothes , electronic items to even groceries.However I still prefer to go to the stores and buy perishables like fruits and vegetables.
December 29, 2018, 2:15 pm
The good thing with online shopping is that we can look for better deals and search for other varieties of the product that we're searching for. It's very convenient.
December 29, 2018, 9:32 pm
I agree with you about online shopping in terms of deals and convenience. But, in terms of product quality I have doubts. There are stuff that are good but mostly are not of good quality. I am done with being an online shopping fanatic.
December 30, 2018, 9:38 pm
The only thing I prefer to buy online are electronics. Foodstuffs and clothes I still keep to offline means.
December 30, 2018, 12:19 am
This would have been my testimony too but my few experiences with online stores made me changed my mind. I would have loved the ease that comes with online buying but I don't just like the silly mistakes some merchant makes so I'm better off buying offline.
December 30, 2018, 4:35 am
Yes, I agree with you. Aside from seller's mistakes we also have to consider the delivery side. Sometimes, items are lost even if they sent to reputable delivery company. It will be a problem and difficult to find solution. It's a disappointment.
December 30, 2018, 9:46 pm
I agree. Actually online shops can be very beneficial to us buyers. We can take a look at online shops, search for the ones we would like to buy and see their price. With this, I think many of us would get the idea of how much an item would be. So when we buy the item as we roam in malls, we can identify if we can save money by buying the item or not.
December 30, 2018, 7:33 am
Agree that technology has made our lives simpler but normal essentials like fruits and vegetable should be brought offline. Also, the warranty issues persist with online purchases and also the refunds are not processed as per time.
December 30, 2018, 9:25 am
Online shopping is quite good, you know. I am loving it! I started buying things online when I got credit card. There are so many things on the internet that you simply can not find at the regular shopping mall.
December 29, 2018, 3:11 pm
Online shopping and actual roaming around has their own pros and cons. Online shopping offers convenience. If you are busy at work for example and don't have time to roam around in malls, online shopping would be the best one for you.
What I like about roaming around in actual is that it you can say that the product you are about to buy is genuine or not. You can tell what the size of bags and shirts really are unlike in online shopping where you might get fooled.
December 29, 2018, 4:59 pm
That's just the problem,not getting what one really saw and paid for. Sometimes I wonder if there are deliberate act .one paid for a white thing and in reality get dark white and the expect the buyer to leave a good review. I'm not trying to kill online buying vibes but it can be very annoying when one is given what one never bargain for.
December 30, 2018, 4:39 am
It highly depends on what I'm shopping for. For clothes in particular, I find that I much prefer going to an actual store because it's easier to determine if something fits the way I want it to - and less hassle of having to return something if it doesn't. Sizes seem to vary wildly between brands so shopping for stuff like that in person is my preference.
Other stuff though is almost always online for me. I love being able to shop at my leisure, at whatever time is convenient for me.
December 29, 2018, 5:08 pm
I agree with you. In my case, when I look for clothes, I don't look for them online, because the sizes may be different from the description. I wouldn't risk my money and time doing that
December 29, 2018, 9:30 pm
Yes, it can also be nicer to see and feel the fabrics yourself. Some garments can have fabrics that are scratchy or not high quality. I like being able to see and feel the clothes and see if they’re comfortable in that sense too.
December 30, 2018, 4:19 am
Oh yeah, right. I completely forgot about clothes. Yes, when it comes to something you wear, I still believe it's best going to a physical store. But if you're shopping for flash drives, headphones, phone accessories, and sometimes even food, I usually buy it all online.
December 30, 2018, 5:02 am
Oh yes, definitely. I would like to try on the clothes before I buy.
January 8, 2019, 7:22 am
I do a mix of both but buy most of my essentials offline. The problem with online shopping is that you do not know the product well. Its okay if its an electronics item but essentials should be hand picked in my opinion.
December 29, 2018, 8:45 pm
You are definitely right. Clothes for example should be bought in actual not through online. I had an experience wherein I bought an XL sized jacket. As my order arrived, I did not expect it to be that small. I had just realized that the jacket is for kids, not for adults which was not indicated by the seller.
December 30, 2018, 7:40 am
These days, I prefer shopping online. The traffic in the city has become worse over time and it$ very stressful. Anyway, it really depends on the situation.
December 29, 2018, 8:56 pm
I couldn't agree more. Add the transportation costs like gas and parking fees if you drive your very own vehicle. If you're taking public transport, the hassle and time you consume of waiting to get a ride and all the different factors that you might experience along the way.
December 30, 2018, 5:05 am
Shopping online is good but in certain products only mostly on products which don't require fitting. Clothes and shoes are much better to be bought in traditional markets because they must fit with yout size. You can also choose sizes online but sometimes they are not accurate or the seller can give you the wrong item. Some stores online do not offer product exchange which is the worst, so be careful when buying online and as for the traditional shoppers, be careful with the pickpockets.
December 29, 2018, 9:50 pm
It's more fun roaming around when shopping, you will see the actual size and looks of the item. You just have to give more efforts and time but its actually fun. I can use my whole day shopping in malls if only I have plenty of money. I never get tired of fitting shoes and trying some dresses or look for beautiful furnitures for my home. I love spending all my time on shopping.
December 29, 2018, 10:15 pm
If only the traffic in the city doesn't occur too often, I would really be happy to roam around and look for the things that I want to buy. But, unfortunately, the traffic is really worse.
December 30, 2018, 6:54 am
I really only find shopping fun if its shopping for an electronic (I don't know why but electronics really attracts me). Other things, not so much. (The most painful thing I can experience while shopping is with my sister. She takes FOREVER to choose the clothes that she wants to buy)
December 30, 2018, 9:04 am
I think most of the time I go offline shopping to some mall or any shopping places that I am comfortable. I like roaming around because I can easily choose some items that suit with my needs and best interest. I can try to fit clothes to see if it is really for me and see the quality of the items that I want to buy. These are the things that really motivate me to go offline shopping.
December 29, 2018, 10:31 pm
Despite the convenience of doing your shopping online, I still think that it is best to roam around an actual mall or store to get the stuff that you need. Actuall stores are much more reliable since you can easily go back there if there is a defect on the product that you bought, whereas for online shopping there is a great possibility that your product won’t be changed. I prefer actual shopping than online shopping.
December 29, 2018, 11:52 pm
It can definitely be helpful if you need to return an item, when you can talk to someone face to face about it. Having to deal with someone online, and send emails back and forth in order to initiate a return can be pretty frustrating.
December 30, 2018, 4:20 am
When shopping online, you don’t have to plan a day around shopping. Nearly anything you want is truly at your fingertips. Sometimes the fantastic internet world feels just unreal enough that those purchases don’t have the proper realistic impact. You can spend, spend, spend without realizing it.
December 30, 2018, 1:20 am
It depends. I still enjoy roaming around in malls. You get to see different items and enjoy eating around. Malls are my favorite place of relaxation. I feel relaxed rather than tired. I only buy online if the item can only be bought online and I don’t have any other choice. But if the item is available in their physical shop, I still prefer to go there rather than buy it online.
December 30, 2018, 2:01 am
The same with me. But, the exception would be when it's holidays, I always hate roaming around during that season. Aside from the many customers, there is an inevitable traffic that stresses everyone.
December 30, 2018, 6:57 am
This holiday season, I bought most of my gifts online. It is just more convenient that way. No traffic, no waiting in line and no need to waste time roaming store after store and not finding anything I like. With shopping online, I could find what I want and need, specify sizes, colors and such, and agree on the delivery date. Though there is always the risk of not getting what was advertised. I just make sure to ask the seller an actual picture before actually paying. I could even cash on delivery so I avoid getting scammed.
December 30, 2018, 2:36 am
That’s one nice thing about shopping online! Especially at certain times of year - such as the lead up to Christmas - the malls are crazy busy, the roads are pandemonium, and trying to find a car space in a parking lot is a nightmare. Being able to purchase stuff for my loved ones from a few clicks of a mouse is super convenient.
December 30, 2018, 4:21 am
If you are a busy person and so spare time to go to the mall, online shopping would be your savior there a lot of online shopping sites that offers big discounts to their products. while if you have plenty of time going to the mall would be your thing.
December 30, 2018, 4:21 am
Roaming around is fun when you have a lot of spare time, but when you're an adult you begin to realize how much value the time has, more than money. So that's why I prefer online shopping.
December 30, 2018, 4:23 am
I mostly buy online because the prices are better. The only drawbacks are potential shipping charges and wait time for the delivery and a couple of other factors. Personally, I never buy cloths online because it is impossible to know if it will fit correctly. I like to to see the fine details of the cloths like material, craftsmanship, defects and more. Plus, with clothes it to too much of a hassle to have to return the item if it doesn't fit, just to try another. Having to re-pack and ship the item back to the seller is a total pain and time waster. This being said I buy cloths and or items that I need now from my local stores or shops.
December 30, 2018, 4:49 am
I am a lazy person, so my pick goes to online shopping. Well, it's not that I am lazy per se, I guess I value time because as they say - time is money. You can save a lot of time going digital shopping.
December 30, 2018, 5:00 am
I was a fan of online buying still recently that a merchant pissed me off took my money and gave me what I never requested for and it became a big problem to even get a refunds.i just vowed not to buy online any longer. I prefer roaming around shops now and getting what I really need pay for it and walk off with it. It serves me all the time wastage and headaches of getting refunds and the exact thing I really needed.
December 30, 2018, 5:02 am
I already have a few shops who I trust and buy from, online shop that is.
It's so rare to see me outside shopping because I couldn't be bothered to deal with the traffic and the people outside. I also hate walking. The only time I go out to buy is when I get groceries.
December 30, 2018, 5:04 am
I'm a lazy person. Buying online is simply convenient and easy, and I can find anything that I want for a fair price. Also, I can find things that I can't find in local stores.
December 30, 2018, 5:28 am
I like buying online, but nothing beats actually being able to check the thing you're supposed to purchase in person. I've had several bad experiences where sellers try to pull a fast one on me. There'll be some things that I can't help but buy online, though. Usually from branded stores which I can trust to deliver exact what they said they'd deliver, or replace defective products that might come.
December 30, 2018, 6:09 am
Despite my laziness, I still prefer buying things on actual stores. Online shopping is not that reliable since the possibility of having products that are not of great quality is quite high. I prefer to buy things personally because I get to examine the product with my own eyes first before actually paying for it.
December 30, 2018, 6:21 am
Honestly, I never tried buying items online. I prefer to shop at the physical stores and check the items first personally. It is still better to see the items since some products online are only good on pictures.
December 30, 2018, 7:07 am
I prefer buying things on actual stores or malls even though I am known to be lazy. Despite the convenience brought about by online shopping, the risk of obtaining low-quality products is too high. Unlike in malls where you can replace damaged products, it is very rare for online sellers to accept returned products.
December 30, 2018, 7:22 am
I prefer both. Some of the time actual roaming around is good if you know the place or want to buy simple items. In other cases you can see that shopping online is better too. In case of online shopping you have lot of options but you can't touch it. And also returns take more time. So the local business can be good in such case. And some of the other time the online shopping can be even better too.
December 30, 2018, 7:34 am
I prefer making purchase offline most of the time. I find it more convenient and regret free because I am sure that I purchase the right items that I want. Online shopping is good except for some sellers who send a different item or much worse don't send you any item at all. The real problem with some online shopping sites are they are just a market place and they are not the real seller of the items. It's hard to make a return for the wrong or damaged area. It will cost you so much trouble. On the other hand, there are still honest sellers online that will give you the right items and in good quality.
December 30, 2018, 8:31 am
I have shopped online and i still do it occasionally but I've had complaints which were sometimes not resolved. Some sellers do not send the right colour, the right size or good quality of the products I bought so I prefer my local supermarket. I don't visit lots of supermarkets/malls when I want to buy things because i know where to buy particular products and I can physically examine the product for imperfevtions
December 30, 2018, 8:35 am
If you have time to go to market, you should go there because it can be less than buying in online store because of shipping fee and makes me crazy because it's so high you should go better in market than online store some of the online sellers is not legit which is the bad part of online shopping.
December 30, 2018, 9:11 am
Certainly online shopping has some distinct advantage compared to going to a physical store. Obviously one huge advantage
is being able to buy items that you want at the comfort of your own home. Also, there are lots of items that are not available in a physical store and only available when you shop online. On top of that, there are certain bonus points and perks that you can only receive if you buy items online.
December 30, 2018, 9:17 am
I would rather roam around to get my goods than have fake or not appealing products delivered to me. I once purchased very tantalising and eye catching food from an online shop but what it got delivered to me it looked so odd and disgusting. I also have a friend who purchased an electronic iron online which malfunctioned in a week and the steps to having it replaced were so many and involved travelling to different stores which was very inconvenient. I therefore prefer roaming around and purchasing my products personally.
December 30, 2018, 9:39 am
I'm not a fan of online shopping because I don't find the practically of it. I am not comfortable buying stuff without touching it. I want to make sure that the things I bought is of good quality. Especially when it comes to clothes. I want to make sure it fits me. Plus, I don't like to encounter hassle when returning stuff because it has damages.
December 30, 2018, 9:46 am
I prefer to roam around and shop at actual stores rather than online shopping because I can actually feel and touch the product. I can see the real product, try it on and see if I it suits me, if it fits, if whether or not there are defects, and other stuff that are difficult to judge if you aren't able to hold and touch the actual product. Online shopping is also sometimes annoying because you want to ask information about the product so that you will be able to make an informed decision concerning your purchase but the sellers wouldn't reply to your messages! Or sometimes they reply but only to one question. I am the type of buyer that actually takes time to look at different products, compare based on functionalities and price, and make a purchasing decision after considering whether the products passes my standards. Making informed decisions like this through online shopping is sometimes impossible and I might end up buying a product I don't like and waste my money.
December 30, 2018, 9:50 am
If I need something specific quickly, I usually check online first to see if it's available in local stores and at what prices. Depending on what I see, I might order it online and have it shipped or buy it at a store. Doing that saves me a lot of effort, as I won't have to visit several stores looking for something that they don't have.
December 30, 2018, 2:58 pm
I do both. I would shop in the mall for the things that are available in our place and online shopping for the things that aren't.
December 30, 2018, 11:02 pm
I go for the actual shopping spree. I love how I can roam around and inspect things I like before buying it. I do little online shopping since their are cases of undelivered items and it's kind of difficult to follow it up. Actual shopping at some point serves as recreational time off from stressful 8-10 job that why I rather pin for it.
December 31, 2018, 2:28 am
I hate buying clothes online because of the sizing differences, I always end up returning them because of it so I often just go to the stores and take them home right away because I also hate waiting for my order to arrive. But when it comes to other stuff, I usually resort to online shopping because of the discounts/sale.
December 31, 2018, 2:45 am
I like to shop online for furniture and make-up products but prefer in-store shopping for clothing. Buying pants is every woman's nightmare because each store has their own sizes and pants length. The two times I have bought pants online, I needed to take them to a seamstress to get them sized because the store was actually selling them bigger than the pants were supposed to be. However, Amazon is absolutely brilliant for furniture shopping and I have loved every piece I've purchased- including a memory foam mattress.
December 31, 2018, 3:19 am
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January 23, 2019, 3:17 am
Are you kidding? I can't even express in words how easier it has become to buy stuff online!
For example, I really like vaping and sometimes search for new stuff, especially juices. I buy vape juice on
and I love that I can manage the process of purchase and get discounts. Also, it's also very easy to cancel your order and the shipping nowadays is really fast.
When I go shopping the ordinary way, I have a limit of what I can do with my money and I don't like that at all.
March 14, 2019, 11:08 am
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