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JaniceSW

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Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:09:05 am »
I am trying to Christmas shop more in-store this year in an attempt to support the brick and mortar stores.  In my opinion, too many are having trouble and I enjoy going to the stores for wasting time, entertainment, and when I really need to see and feel a product in person.  The later satisfies me much of the time.  I don't want any more stores to close.  I have Christmas shopped 100% in-store this year so far and I am almost finished!

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 06:30:52 am »
All of my shopping has been done online so far.
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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 12:59:18 pm »
I would always prefer to shop in-store, especially at local stores. However there are some things that I cannot avoid buying online due to availability and competitive pricing.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 04:25:58 pm »
I have shopped in stores and online.  I have four more presents I need to get and I will order them online because they have to be sent to my sister who lives in another state.  I also like shopping online so I can get credit with rakenten ( formerly ebates).

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 05:01:20 pm »
I am of the opposite side of the street. I will do almost all of my shopping online and have pretty much done so already. I think that brick and mortar stores need to evolve, become stronger and compete with today's market. I would develop an online presence, first, if I were to open a retail source. I would rely heavily on purchases from online sources for resale and determine if carrying stock would be a more efficient way of selling things. I would use space in my house if this were the case and if the storage began to interfere with my life I would consider opening a brick and mortar store for storage, more or less. I would consider opening the brick and mortar on a limited basis so as to minimize the headache/expense of hiring staff until it was proven that the model could sustain profit for an extended period of time. I do not like waiting in line, finding that a store does not carry the particular item that I am looking for, fighting for parking, or dealing with nasty temperaments that typically hang around crowded areas.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 05:12:32 pm »
Not planning on doing much shopping this year, but the little I do I will do in store; for me I just prefer to see what I am buying actually looks like; and i also thing if I have to return it's easier.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 06:08:22 pm »
I as well wanted to support the brick and mortar so I did all my Christmas shopping at our local mall.  It was sad to see the empty spaces where there was once a retail store, hoping 2020 will see more stores coming to our mall.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 07:19:25 pm »
I went to the stores on Thanksgiving at night and got some good deals. Then I shopped on line most of the weekend getting a lot of the other stuff I needed. I will be heading back out to the stores this weekend in the hopes of finishing up.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 08:47:52 pm »
I'm planning on doing a little bit of both. Sometimes you get better deals online but I love going to malls, too. There's just something about physically being in a store that I will always love.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 02:47:10 am »
i do a combo of in store and online christmas shopping. i try and get the majority of my shopping done early. i must admit most is done online :present: :peace: :wave:
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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 06:00:52 am »
I strongly prefer to doing my Christmas shopping online. The hustle and bustle associated with in-store Christmas shopping is becoming less and less appeal to me as I get older.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 06:17:23 am »
I do almost all of my shopping online so I don't have to struggle with crowds and long lines at the checkout. But I see your point. There is value in shopping locally in brick and mortar stores and supporting people with businesses right in your own community. Maybe I will try to do more of that next year.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 04:00:44 pm »
When I shop I do it online.  Trying to shop among the masses is just not for me.  I let my fingers do the walking instead of being knocked around by other shoppers.
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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2019, 07:02:21 pm »
I have used both this year.  Hit the outlet malls in early October and got some good deals.  It really depends on what I am looking for.  Clothes is always purchased in a store as I like to see the actual item.

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Re: Christmas Shopping Online or in Store?
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 01:14:48 am »
I'm doing most of my shopping online this year. It is so much more convenient especially when I can get free shipping, then it makes life easier & cheaper. 

I've only shopped at one retail store so far, Bath & Body Works -- and that is because they don't offer free shipping. There are some great deals to be had there for Christmas :)

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