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