How much money do you think Americans spend on online purchases each year? Two billion dollars. That's a lot of moola.
I think most everyone buys things online these days. The convenience, the comparison shopping without driving from store to store. What's not to love?
I tried to think back to my first online purchase. But I couldn't recall what it was. Possibly a computer. Now I buy most everything but my produce and dairy online. And if I could figure out a way to do that, I probably would.
So today we're talking about why we buy online, where we find the best deals, coupons, etc. How to save even more money.
I personally buy most things online. Need some sheets? I'm not trying to find a good parking spot and tripping over people in a store. Not to mention listen to their kids screaming while I'm trying to compare thread counts.
I have not been to a mall since I moved here. I loathe the mall. Once I loved it. But now I avoid it like the plague. Feels like I'm in a big underground tunnel.
And if that humongous building is on fire, people will be stampeding to get out of there. Just not for me.
I much prefer sitting and sipping my coffee and browsing with my fingertips. I can travel the world without leaving the couch.
Okay, what are some of your best buys you've found online and where do you like to shop best and what are your general thoughts on online shopping? I know this cuts out the small retailer who is not part of a big conglomerate, and that is a sad fact. But what do we do if we're pinching pennies?
Your turn. Getting more coffee...