Posted by Julie at Feb 13, 2013 8:16 am
I’m not a big shopper. By that, I mean that I hate shopping. I don’t like crowds. I don’t like endless searching for things I may or may not want or need. I’m more of an opportunistic shopper–if I NEED it, I will buy it. If I want it, I may buy it…but if I don’t immediately use it, I may return it.
I did this recently with a speaker system for my iPhone/iPod. There was a great sale on them at Target and I bought one. It sat in a bag for a month…so back to the store it went.
I much prefer to shop online, particularly at Amazon, where I have free 2-day shipping because of Amazon Prime. (Which also allows me to borrow books, which is VERY nice, because with this borrow, the author still gets a royalty.) I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon…not just books. Last night, I found something I needed for my daughter’s Easter basket, but it was at a site I don’t shop at. I checked Amazon and not only was it available sooner, it was a better price and free shipping. Win! I use up every penny of the $79 membership fee in shipping alone!
One of my other favorite sites to shop is Think Geek. If you are at all geeky and like things like Star Wars, Star Trek and Dr. Who, then this is the site for you! They have very clever gifts, amazingly awesome customer service and great sales.
What about you? Do you like to shop in person or online? And which ones are your go-to places to shop?