No Online Shopping For Me

from the consumers-get-even dept

It seems some people are pissed off and they’re not going to take it any more. They may be technically savvy and understand e-commerce and all that, but they’re just not going to shop online this holiday season. The writer of the article gives all different reasons from fear of “identity theft” to fear that the dot com she buys from won’t be in business to accept any returns in January. I wonder how many people are giving up on e-commerce for similar reasons, and how it will effect struggling retailers.

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Spaz (user link) says:

i quit

I will NOT go shopping online……well, maybe. I am all for the’balooza, but when a company will not take a return? Sorry. I buy DVDs online, you can’t break those, I buy other tech stuff….from outpost, cause I know and trust them….as for the rest? Everyone and their mother has a .com and are willing to sell their soul to become a new startup. If I buy anything online, it will be because I cannot find it in a store or it is cheaper [w/ shipping] from an online place that is well known and not over booked [amazon]. I pick a gift, 2 months in advance and know the price ….do the math, add it up….find a place to buy it….and then when I did not find a better deal on the net…I get it at a brick and morter shop.

L. says:


Real people like real shops. As usual the US has a distorted view of things because it has relatively few large centres of population so that access to specialist shops or shops with large stock can be difficult. That’s why mail order has always been much more important in the US than anywhere else.
I do buy stuff on line, but only if it is very much cheaper than the local shop or if it is unobtainable.

Buying from a real shop supports your local economy, not that of another town or country.

spaz says:


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