Do you mainly shop online or in-store?

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#1 Posted by Speeny (1505 posts) -

I'm an online shopper. Just because most of the time it can be cheaper and convenient. Always a better selection too. I don't drive either because I live right near a train station.

Back when I was younger online ordering I found to be a lot of fun. The anticipation I'd get waiting for the package to arrive. That feeling has faded now though. :(

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#2 Posted by johnd13 (9690 posts) -

In-store for clothing and shoes as I want to try them out first, make sure they fit right. Same for other trivial stuff. I mostly shop online for electronic and technology products.

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#3 Posted by robert_sparkes (2914 posts) -

Online 60/40.

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#4 Edited by mrbojangles25 (43765 posts) -

Seems like the only thing I buy physically in-store is food and things I need right away.

Everything else is online. I try to avoid Amazon if I can, which is hard because A.) they have everything, and B.) they are cheapest, and C.) free shipping as I am a Prime member.

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#5 Posted by Baconstrip78 (1359 posts) -

I used to buy everything online, but after I started working out heavily a few years ago, I only buy clothes in person after trying them on. Back when I was schlubby I didn’t care how they fit.

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#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (27564 posts) -

I always do my shopping in stores. I just prefer going out and getting the tactile feedback that online shopping can’t provide. I also just prefer being able to go out and get what I want right away instead of having to wait for it to be delivered.

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#7 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4772 posts) -

Online. Though I do like thrift stores and locally owned stores.

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#8 Posted by mother_farter (16676 posts) -

Online, I only really buy stuff at the store if I really need it urgently.

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#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (32750 posts) -

Online, never liked shopping. Having to talk to people etc...

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#10 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (25233 posts) -

Electronics such as computer parts? Online, of course. Groceries? Locally, of course.

Veggies and meat? Locally. Sometimes, we go straight to the source (farm or ranch). The less middlemen, the lower the prices, the more quantity.

I kinda miss Upstate New York because we lived in the middle of Amish country. We always bought fresh fruits/produce and Amish food from roadside stands.

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#11 Posted by omegaMaster (1225 posts) -

Clothes - 50/50

Video games - Predominantly online.

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#13 Posted by Speeny (1505 posts) -

@rastamunson: True! Welcome to the forums. :)

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#14 Posted by drmohansingh (14 posts) -

In store for clothing and shoes. Because I want to try them out first.

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#15 Posted by sakaiXx (5304 posts) -

Online. But for clothes, store

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#16 Edited by qx0d (333 posts) -

Online has way more to choose from.

For example, Amazon has way more video games (new and used). It has older video games and DVD's. Amazon sells way more board games than a Wal-Mart location.

Another good thing about online is convenience. There's no driving, no lines, etc. The only wait you have is delivery, and delivery options are getting faster. Delivery by drone may happen in the future.

Online wins for convenience and amount of products available. Physical stores are the opposite of that.

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#17 Posted by robert_sparkes (2914 posts) -

I try and support the high street retailers but they make it difficult due to pricing.

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#18 Posted by npiet1 (2067 posts) -

I live in the middle of no where so I've can only really shop online except for food. Probably one of the best reasons I prefer digital downloads is because I can play it after it downloads and not in 2-3days.

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#19 Posted by HEATHEN75 (665 posts) -

Store shopper. Gives me a reason to get out of the house with the wife and grab some beers. Saturdays usually begin with beer and BBQ nachos at our local spot before we do whatever shopping is necessary or for pleasure.