As Christmas is only a few short days away, Shopping is on Everyone’s minds.
While Online shopping is sometimes the best way to go (especially if why you want isn’t widely available in stores). With that being said, I prefer to do my shopping (not just Christmas shopping, but shopping in general), in person.
I prefer to see, smell, feel, try on, and all the in person. In the past I have gotten scented stuff that sounded good on the website that then, to me smells disgusting in person, or clothes that don’t fit right. Being a knitter, being able to feel yarn before I buy it is also preferable.
Then there are issues with shipping. You have to wait for things to arrive, if they don’t get lost or delayed on the way. Some companies are better than others, and some are down right horrible (like DHL).
If I lived out in the boonies, I would definitely consider getting Amazon Prime, for the stuff I use but wouldn’t have access to without making a several hour round trip, but living in or near the city (like the suburbs or just outside of that), it is easy enough to come into the city and the shopping options are still readily available.
That is just my take on things. Though I will still order the things I cannot find easily in the stores around me. If you are running all over town looking for a certain item, then it might actually be cheaper to order it when you factor in time and gas.