Will you do more holiday shopping this year online or in physical stores? (Nov 2012)
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.
I'm going to attempt online shopping this year. Too much stress going to all the stores.
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.
The guns in checkout lines happened in Omaha. People there thought there were gunshots but it was someone throwing a trash can.
Don't forget Thai Tuesday.
The last thing I need to do is add my own craziness to that chaos.
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.
A lot of them probably don't have credit/debit cards yet.
After today, just have 2 people left. Some great deals online and at Walmart today!
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.
It's kinda strange that the kids don't plan on shopping online... (age filters)
Black Friday recognizes Lincoln freeing the slaves.
I'm not black, so I don't celebrate Black Friday.
No lame Xmas music online.
Yeah, there have been guns pulled in check out lines and people run over in parking lots!
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, Costco.com. Also some local chainsaw carvers, but mostly online.
No one cares
There were two ladies fighting over something at the mall today- one took the others head and bashed it into a counter. Not good
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.
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.
Why not support your local economy and help keep people in your community employed??
It's faster to get what they want, because online takes days for it to get what they want.
Online. I'm trying to avoid the battlefield as much as possible today.
I like going to the mall just to watch how ridiculous people act.
Yeah, but when you are older you may have less time to go shopping. Also, many in the younger generation enjoy shopping.
I hate online shopping... I only do it if the item is difficult to find or customized.
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.
I buy all the main presents online. Then just get candy and stocking stuffers at the store.
What's this holiday shopping? I'm Mr. Scrooge!
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.
Ha!ha!ha! - now that's funny! ????
I don't go near retail stores anywhere from a week before thanksgiving to two weeks after New Years. Crazy holiday shoppers everywhere.
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
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.
I hate bucking the crowds no matter how good the bargains are. Not surprising our demographic would favor online shopping though, right?
Online shopping - convenient, no traffic, larger variety, faster.
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.
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.
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. ;)
Online because I'm a 90 pound 19 year old girl with back problems and my risk of getting injured is pretty high.
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.
If you shop online usually you can find cheaper prices for what you want.
Weird how the younger generation is doing more in-store shopping. I assumed it would be the other way around.
Prob do a little more online
I like to buy stuff as close to home as I can.
I've been doing 90% of my shopping online for probably 10 years now
Online. I can't deal with the lines or stress of shopping in stores.
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.
In store!!! I love to shop... Though I've never gone at midnight on Black Friday so that may change :p