Christmas Shopping Online versus In Store Shopping

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  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image83
    Jacqueline4390posted 9 years ago
    Although it is much safer to shop online; there is that interaction not only with sales personnel but with other shoppers when it is done within brick and mortar. People seem friendlier and more willing to assist during the holiday season. However, you don’t have to spend money for gas, dress warmly or hunt for a parking space when you do it online.

    So, which is best?

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image83
      Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      For convenience's sake I prefer shopping online. However, sometimes I do enjoying going to the Mall to shop. I just remember to leave my purse at home and keep my driver's license and credit cards in a secure pocket.

    2. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      online shopping is safer and cheaper. If you go shopping at store, you might get pick pocket, rush through the crowds and spend more money of food

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image83
        Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        That is all very true. Plus you get to shop in you pajamas! However waiting for delivery can be a hassle especially for people who need to be away from home. UPS will leave your package under the carport in clear view of everyone. The "out for delivery" could be an all day event.

    3. OldRoses profile image95
      OldRosesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've been exclusively shopping online for years.  No crowds, no lines, no hunt for a parking space.

    4. Jacqueline4390 profile image83
      Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've just completed my online shopping for Christmas. I will admit that when you use some of the sites; there's no way of knowing when it will be delivered. You do run the risk of having your purchase sitting out in plain view under the carport. I'm happy to be in a neighborhood where the neighbors are very watchful!

    5. Emmaback profile image61
      Emmabackposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      prefer store shopping!

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image83
        Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I hear you!

  2. peeples profile image90
    peeplesposted 9 years ago

    I have done almost all my shopping online this year for the first time. I have loved the experience. So much easier and I can check multiple sites to get the best deal in the quickest time. And another plus is all these UPS and Fedex trucks making deliveries at my house. Getting something new at the door each day is fun!

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image83
      Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! I love seeing UPS trucks dropping off goodies, especially this time of the year.

  3. Aime F profile image68
    Aime Fposted 9 years ago

    I much prefer shopping in store. I don't always know what I'm getting someone and I like to browse around different stores that I might not have searched for online. I also find actually buying a gift in person to be more exciting.

    I also HATE knowing that I'm expecting a package and feeling like I'm going to miss a delivery if I'm not home (they don't usually just drop it at the door here - you have to go to the postal facility to pick it up). Shipping costs really deter me as well.

    All of that said, I do 90% of my own shopping online throughout the year. I just prefer to do it in person when shopping for gifts/multiple people.


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