Shopping Shopping – Three Advantages and Disadvantages of Shopping Online

What have you bought online? Did you get the best deal? I used to spend every Thursday, all day long, taking pictures and listing a minimum of 75 items from my antique store on eBay. That was a long day. Listing that many items guaranteed many sales. It was fun and I did pretty good. That was when you listed on Thursday for ten days and you had two weeks in that time, for a quarter per listing. Now they caught on to that and you can not list for ten days any more and each listing cost more too. That is what I used to do for online shoppers.

You Can Shop When You Have Time

Online shopping is so convenient, you can shop when you have time. Middle of the night, in your slippers. After the kids have gone to bed so you can have some peace and privacy.

No Stores Where You Live

If you live somewhere there are not many stores to choose from, online is perfect, you can shop everywhere.

Large Crowds

When you live somewhere there are large crowds and you do not care for crowds or you have to take nine buses to get there, online shopping is perfect. Online usually has some good sales too. Beside I will tell you a secret.

Sizes are sometimes problems.

We need to try it on before we buy it, so we know if it fits, right? When you live in a town that has, say Walmart. You looked online and you liked that outfit, but hesitate because you want to try it on? Go there, try it on, do not buy it there. Why not, your already there? Because I will tell a secret. Go back and buy it online. At Walmart they have a site to store desk, no shipping fees, you pick it up there.

Online the items are new in box, so to speak and no one has tried it on and it has not been on the floor.

That is one thing I dislike about stores.

Who tried it on? My daughter in law is always worried about head lice, she will not use anything used any more. So the next time you are touching all the cloths on the rack, try not to think about who tried it on, who touched it. Have they washed their hands. Did they have head lice?

Did that lady try that swimsuit on with out underwear?

One shopping trip, in the women's clothing fitting room, I over hear someone say, I can not tell how it looks with these panties under it, I am just going to take them off and see how my bottom looks. I hurried and waited where I could see who came out. Her friend and her pranced on out and left the swim suits on the counter for the lady to put back. What if she was not clean? What if she had HIV? Would those body fluids from that woman be on that suit? The store does not wash the cloths each time, they might steam them.

I just feel more comfortable buying online.

When the products come to me new in box that I have ordered, not only do I feel like they are clean, new, and not tried on by who ever, but its kind of like you got a present. You get to unwrap it, you might have ordered a couple things and do not know which item it is, so there is an element of surprise. It is always fun.

From Shoes to Airlines

The really fun sites to surf are the shopping malls. These really have an advantage. Shop for everything you need in one spot. My secret shopping spot is really great, there is everything there. If I am going on vacation, that is where I go. Vacation? Well I need new shoes. Now I need new wardrobe. Ok? You know what I mean and do not forget accessories, including a photo handbag. I like to show off.