Today, I had to go to the mall to exchange some stuff I bought. While I was at the store, looking for some article of equal value to exchange, I realized how online shopping has spoiled me. a.) I have lost the patience to make back-n-forth trips to the fitting room, b.) trying on different clothes, and c.) dealing with crowded stores.
I do not fancy “window shopping” anymore. As convenient as online shopping is, it has done wonders for me. For instance, I do not shop nearly as much as I used to. I benefit from deals which many-a-times are exclusive for online shoppers. I save time and gas (petrol) by not having to drive to the mall. Since everything is available under one “virtual” roof, I finish my entire shopping in one transaction and one easy shipping. Most online stores offer free returns as well. Of course, the only con, I can think of is that this comfort has made me a bit impatient when it comes to dealing with store people and taking the time and effort to go return/exchange if something does not fit well or has a defect.
The only time I do enjoy shopping at the mall is when I go with girl friend(s). It’s a lot of fun, shopping, eating, chit-chatting, giving each other fashion advice and what not…
What do you think of online shopping?