On-line Shopping

Discussion in 'Shopping & Sales' started by Ted Richards, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Ted Richards

    Ted Richards Well-Known Member
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    I may be the only old guy that's a serial window shopper but I enjoy it, so who cares. Sometimes I really do want to buy a specific item for a reasonable price (I'm awful tight!) and I come home frustrated because I can't find it or the price seems outrageous. So I turn to the internet and Ebay or Amazon and find dozens of sellers selling what I want for a reasonable price. I often buy small tool sets that I need and the sellers are usually in China or Singapore. Free shipping is by ship so it takes 4-6 weeks to arrive but I have more time than money. Some small parcels are lost or misplaced in international shipping so if it doesn't arrive on time, I contact Ebay and my money is refunded or a new parcel is airmailed to me. One time, the seller refunded my money and the lost parcel arrived two months later.
     
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    I do a lot of my shopping online, too. More on Amazon than eBay, although I do go there too.
     
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    I often shop online for nice men's plus sized clothing as they can be difficult to find in the brick and mortar stores here. As well I'll usually shop Amazon for books, DVDs and CDs as they have such a great selection and delivery has been good.
     
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    I like online shopping. I bought a kids swimming pool last spring. I looked at a store and picked one that I liked. It was way to heavy for me to load and bring home. I ordered it online and they brought it right to my door with no shipping charges.
     
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    I do quite a bit of online shopping thru Amazon and a few other websites. I can only buy the kind of Wilson Sport Socks (over-the-calf) I really like, thru the Wilson website.

    A lot of times, it's much easier, and faster, buying something online rather than using gas and time to go to different stores looking for something. We'll try one or two stores, but after that...........computer time!
     
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    I've bought loads online... I've even bought furniture... I just can't find what I want in furniture stores.... it's always a risk with furniture, but ths far, I've never been let down, and I usually get it for a fraction of the price the identical thing would cost on the high street.

    With regard Chinese tools... here in the UK..they tend to be rubbish, but in Southern Spain they have what they call Todo shops which are all Chinese run, and you can get some real quality tools there for next to no money...
     
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    I use Amazon, but not on a regular basis. Thought about buying some grocery store items on Amazon,but can buy
    cheaper at the store.
     
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