42 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 1/30/19

      1. I only buy clothes on line if they are from a brand I know and have bought from before! Some of the quality can be a bit dodgy! And don’t get me started on sizing! Lol! Xxx

  1. Both…..I prefer doing my own grocery shopping (still have issues shopping for one though😞). I have a few choice stores nearby that I like to shop at…but I will comparison shop and if I can get a better deal online, I’m all for it.

    1. Me too. To me, the best part of the shopping experience is that personal touch. Plus, shopping locally, you are supporting the local community and often find some true one-of-a-kind treasures that you cannot find on line.

    2. So you buy based on relationships? Or by “impersonal” you mean the time invested in the shopping adds to the experience?

  2. Both. I resisted the lure of Amazon for a long time, but sometimes it is the only place I can find something, especially in this rural area. I also have a couple of specialty on-line suppliers, particularly for computers and computer parts.

    1. I was going to ask about the computer parts. Because if I recall a conversation you and I had years ago, you built your own system, correct?

      1. Yes. I’ve been building them (except for laptops) since the late 90s. It has gotten easier over the years with smaller form factor and more integrated, ‘everything built into the motherboard” embedded systems, and fewer complications with various components driver support for different operating systems (I use Linux for most things.).

  3. If I CAN buy it online, I DO. Even groceries. I looove me some Instacart. Now, I do fancy a browse through honest-to-goodness used bookstores on occasion because that’s an enticing fragrance you cannot find anywhere else in the world except some really old libraries — who unfortunately tend to smell like flowers and “springtime” sprays more often than not these days.

  4. For clothes, groceries, other necessities, I buy in retail stores. I don’t trust the quality of products unless I have seen it or touch it myself first. BUT, if a book was not available in any book stores then I would be forced to order online.

    1. I like going to the book store a lot. I don’t buy clothes online, but I will buy other things online that I don’t need to try on.

  5. I used to buy as much as possible online, but since I now live in a highrise and where parcels tend to disappear, I have switched to buying retail instead mainly.

      1. Yeah me too but it happens. I had one book disappear. I got the delivered by the post office notice on amazon, but it wasn’t there. I had a lot of people warn me.

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