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Do You Prefer Online Shopping or Real Shopping?

I was looking forward to celebrating President's Day weekend with a patriotic act: Shopping (you know, economy-boosting and all that). Unfortunately, so was everyone else, which made my normally relaxing and fun pastime a huge hassle. I came home nearly empty-handed, and plopped right down on the couch with my laptop and hit up some of my favorite sites:,, and

Perusing the online shops was fabulous and what I'd wanted from my physical experience that day — 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 (gotta love Paypal). It really made me think that for me online shopping is way better and more convenient, and makes me la-la-love the Internet even more. What about you?


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carlabunnie carlabunnie 9 years
I can find much better deals offline! I love going out of the house to go shopping.
nrmunch55 nrmunch55 9 years
ONLINE! You can go to every store you want from the comfort of your own desk!
maggieleigh maggieleigh 9 years
Online is great for beauty product (Sephora!) and for when I know exactly what size I am, but most of the time I need to see something on me first.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
When I'm exactly sure of what I want, I prefer to buy online. (Books or toys or something). I still like to buy clothes in stores.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i prefer to shop online because i can bargain hunt better.
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
If I had the money, I would pick online over real... but the shipping and handling is too bothersome.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
glam sugar, my boyfriend asks me that too. I hate certain stores and avoid them like the plague; the American Apparel near my house has the rudest sales people I've ever been around. So, I stock up on t shirts online. I prefer to buy books, small home items, and shoes online. There's always a uch better selection and more unique things online.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh. i always buy shoes online as i need vegan shoes from in NY or veganshoes in the UK. you can also find good deals on those things on ebay.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i used to like online shopping more. i hate that i have to use a credit card to do so...i am trying not to use mine much anymore, so i'm into "Real" shopping now. i do all my electronic purchases online, though since i can't take larger items home on the bus easily...and i like having the credit card proof of my purchases/extended warranties etc. i don't buy clothes online ever. i used to get books online a lot but it is just too tempting so i'm staying away from those online stores!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I do a majority of my shopping online. more selections and sizes, details, no harrassing sales people and no rude shoppers.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
It really depends on what I'm buying. I'm not comfortable buying most clothes online because I can't tell how they are going to fit me. Most other things I think are fine to get online.
shini shini 9 years
In London, I prefer to shop online since the amount of annoying mannerless shoppers in Oxford Circus or covent garden throws me off my good shopping mood...quiet home is much better. But at home in Poland I'd rather go shopping brick&mortar
ocpinay ocpinay 9 years
I research the best deals online, but usually go to the store to shop for items - I make sure their available first in that particular store online (saves me a lot of time and energy). I get to the store, pick up what I want and go to the cashier. The only things I buy online are electronics and events/admissions tickets.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Real shopping. I hardly ever shop online, unless it's around Christmas time and the stores are scary, lol.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I love online shopping because I hate to wait on line and I hate trying to get parking at the mall but other than that I love store shopping because you can actually see and feel the merchandise before hand as well as try everything on which is important (for me).
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I prefer a combo of both. certain stores I enjoy shopping online like Victorias Secret. I HATE going inside a VS store...they are like vultures. As long as I know my size I can shop online pretty easily. But, places like Macys, Home depot, Best Buy...I like to shop in person. It also depends what I am shopping for! I won't buy a TV online. But I will buy my favorite bras or jeans online.
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
mostly online because of better selections and you can take your time deciding
jasmint jasmint 9 years
For clothes I prefer to browse an actual store because I need to try everything on. I love browsing book and music stores, but I tend to prefer doing any actual shopping for these items (along with electronics) online because there's more of a selection.
precious_pets4 precious_pets4 9 years
I have way too many social phobias to shop in an actual store comfortably... I go when I have to, but I prefer to do it online
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like both :)
raieven raieven 9 years
Online! Everything but groceries and home decor. But if Trader Joes delivered straight to my door I wouldn't hesitate.
Monoka Monoka 9 years
i mix it up, but i mainly buy electronics, books and some accessories online. But clothes, food and furniture i usually buy from the store. I also always check online, and then go to the store and search for what I'm looking for :P i mix it up :P
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
I prefer online shopping. Usually you can find exactly what you want and many stores often offer free shipping. Prices are also often lower online. I have a good sense at what things online look like in real life. Christmas shopping was so easy for me!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I started shopping online about eight years ago due to living in a small town and the closest good shopping being two hours away, which made it a Saturday-only event. When we moved to an actual city, I was excited to get to go to the store whenever I felt like it and not have to wait for something to arrive. I quickly found out that the internet is much better stocked! I still looked online for things I wanted before going to the store. Then I'd get to the store and either they didn't carry it, or they were out. Now I do a combination; I use the internet to price compare and quickly find what I want, then I either order it or go to the store and look at it. I buy EVERYTHING online (except grocery store items) and just prepare to return it if I don't like it. In eight years, I've only had to return three or four items.
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 9 years
I often get as close to buying online as being on the checkout page, then i see the shipping cost and I figure it would cost less in gas to go to the store to get it. I'm allergic to shipping fees. When there is a free shipping deal, I'm all over it. I did almost all of my Christmas shopping on Amazon last year.
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