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Will you do more holiday shopping this year online or in physical stores? (Nov 2012)

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11/28/12 11:13 pm

I got an old laptop from 2006. For a total of 300 or so dollars on amazon, I give it a new processor, more RAM, a new battery, and a new operating system. That would've cost at least $150 more to buy from stores.

11/27/12 6:05 pm

I'm going to attempt online shopping this year. Too much stress going to all the stores.

jms in the middle of Nowhere
11/24/12 5:27 pm

I was finished with most of my shopping in October and did all of it in an actual store. I don't plan on buying any gifts online this year.

snuffulufugus Missouri
11/24/12 2:50 pm

The guns in checkout lines happened in Omaha. People there thought there were gunshots but it was someone throwing a trash can.

HGolightly California
11/24/12 11:12 am

The last thing I need to do is add my own craziness to that chaos.

11/24/12 7:58 am

I wondered the same thing. However, the older I get, the more of a home body I am that doesn't want to fight the Christmas crowd. Perhaps I'm not the only one.

11/24/12 5:52 am

Mexican Monday?
White Wednesday?

Charlie1988 Massachusetts
11/23/12 11:40 pm

A lot of them probably don't have credit/debit cards yet.

BlackBenz Northwest Arkansas
11/23/12 9:43 pm

After today, just have 2 people left. Some great deals online and at Walmart today!

kianiwaters Somewhere Over There
11/23/12 6:28 pm

I'm willing to be smart, plan ahead, buy online and wait a couple of days for stuff to arrive to my door step if it will save me hours and hours of having to shop in stores with my kids in check out lines and driving to and from.
I still shop at momma/kid friendly stores.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
11/23/12 6:09 pm

It's kinda strange that the kids don't plan on shopping online... (age filters)

HolyBabble Mississippi
11/23/12 5:29 pm

Black Friday recognizes Lincoln freeing the slaves.
I'm not black, so I don't celebrate Black Friday.

11/23/12 5:04 pm

No lame Xmas music online.

EarlyBird Portland
11/23/12 3:49 pm

Yeah, there have been guns pulled in check out lines and people run over in parking lots!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/23/12 3:03 pm

Two words: Amazon Prime. A local company with a great selection, great service, and with Prime (free for the first month), free shipping. I'll also be supporting another great local company, Also some local chainsaw carvers, but mostly online.

snuffulufugus Missouri
11/23/12 10:54 am

There were two ladies fighting over something at the mall today- one took the others head and bashed it into a counter. Not good

bigdaddy1 Nashville
11/23/12 10:43 am

Buying everything online is what is killing this economy. You are putting the money into a hand full of the wealthy. I'm not saying don't buy online but if everyone avoided the 'Box' stores and bought locally, then that would be a huge jump start.

11/23/12 10:09 am

Some online, most mostly in store shopping. I like getting out and finding things that are new or different. All clothes will be bought IN store. Never online. Have to touch it.

11/23/12 9:49 am

Why not support your local economy and help keep people in your community employed??

11/23/12 9:32 am

It's faster to get what they want, because online takes days for it to get what they want.

11/23/12 9:30 am

Online. I'm trying to avoid the battlefield as much as possible today.

curtron basement of the Alamo
11/23/12 9:18 am

I like going to the mall just to watch how ridiculous people act.

11/23/12 8:11 am

Yeah, but when you are older you may have less time to go shopping. Also, many in the younger generation enjoy shopping.

11/23/12 8:10 am

I hate online shopping... I only do it if the item is difficult to find or customized.

lmurder MDK
11/23/12 8:06 am

Already started both three weeks ago. I like to be done by the first week of December so I can enjoy the month stress free.

11/23/12 8:04 am

I buy all the main presents online. Then just get candy and stocking stuffers at the store.

centexken Republic of Texas
11/23/12 7:41 am

What's this holiday shopping? I'm Mr. Scrooge!

kubu1218 Texas
11/23/12 6:58 am

I do most of my shopping in general in stores versus online. However, my family donates to charity as gifts for each other, so we don't really do holiday shopping anyway.

11/23/12 6:46 am

Ha!ha!ha! - now that's funny! ????

bstokosa Connecticut
11/23/12 6:44 am

I don't go near retail stores anywhere from a week before thanksgiving to two weeks after New Years. Crazy holiday shoppers everywhere.

11/23/12 5:37 am

Online-- I'd rather designate a morning at home to shopping. Make a cup of cocoa, stoke the fireplace and curl up on the couch w/ the iPad or laptop. That way you don't fight crowds and traffic. You save the fuel and time for driving 250 miles to the city. I can make a great meal and save that $ too

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/23/12 5:32 am

It appears most of the sales are on the junk or lower grade products that they want to move out. The good stuff might be discounted slightly.

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
11/23/12 5:06 am

I hate bucking the crowds no matter how good the bargains are. Not surprising our demographic would favor online shopping though, right?

EarlyBird Portland
11/23/12 4:53 am

Online shopping - convenient, no traffic, larger variety, faster.

11/23/12 4:35 am

Mostly online because it's more convenient & the prices are lower. For things not bought online, I plan to shop local merchants instead of national chains.

HolyBabble Mississippi
11/23/12 3:48 am

I follow the UPS man around. When he leaves a package at someone's doorstep I swipe it. Life ain't fair, your loss is my gain.

MrChris80 California
11/23/12 2:49 am

It'll be pretty close I think. There are great stores in my town (Target, Best Buy, Costco, Walmart, Kohls) and a whole shopping center of brand name outlet stores, but still sometimes the perfect gift can only be found on amazon, etsy, ebay, or thinkgeek. ;)


11/23/12 2:46 am

Online because I'm a 90 pound 19 year old girl with back problems and my risk of getting injured is pretty high.

snafu Washington
11/23/12 1:56 am

I am thinking of trying Amazon for all my Xmas shopping this year. I hate all the walking and driving to stores and dealing with the masses.

droo Santa Barbara
11/23/12 12:47 am

If you shop online usually you can find cheaper prices for what you want.

elleck SOH Fan Club
11/23/12 12:00 am

Weird how the younger generation is doing more in-store shopping. I assumed it would be the other way around.

KudosToYou California
11/22/12 10:28 pm

I like to buy stuff as close to home as I can.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
11/22/12 10:21 pm

I've been doing 90% of my shopping online for probably 10 years now

11/22/12 10:11 pm

Online. I can't deal with the lines or stress of shopping in stores.

11/22/12 10:06 pm

It funny, I've actually gotten tired of online shopping. There is something about holding a product in my hand that I really like. Helps me make a decision. I love the small boutique stuff; avoid the walmarts and targets.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
11/22/12 9:43 pm

In store!!! I love to shop... Though I've never gone at midnight on Black Friday so that may change :p