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Old 12-20-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I did the majority of mine online this year as well and from places that would gift wrap and ship it directly to the recipient as well. I only had a few items that required a one-time trip to the mall so I was thrilled about that. I can't stand crowds - just not worth it.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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What I like best about parking lots in busy locations is all the retards causing traffic jams because they are too lazy (or have some excuse about parking nearer being somehow safer) to walk a few yards.

Watched a bunch of idiots causing chaos at the I-10 HEB while I parked about a 15 second walk away and strolled past as they sat there- indicators on (turn signals for the hard of thinking), jostling over a parking space near the door. Surprise surprise they were both disgusting, sweaty, obese pigs.

Well I agree with you for once. I have no problem parking way out in the "empty lots area" and walking. Beats waiting and waiting for some mini-van to move it's ass out of a spot. Besides, my car gets far less dings in it if I park a mile away.

What kills me about the HEB at Bunker Hill is all the fatties riding around in electric carts blocking the aisles...hmmm. Yeah, ok ...walking might be a better idea for your health.

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Old 12-20-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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I did the majority of mine online this year as well and from places that would gift wrap and ship it directly to the recipient as well. I only had a few items that required a one-time trip to the mall so I was thrilled about that. I can't stand crowds - just not worth it.
Besides dodging crowds, is online shopping cheaper?
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: League City
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I also agree with the parking and walking, as long as my health permits. I often have people tailgate me (only parking lots, impossible for mini-vans or SUVs or economy cars to tailgate me on open road) and then hover around the front of the lot like a vulture in waiting. I park, and patiently walk to whatever entrance while they are still hovering.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Besides dodging crowds, is online shopping cheaper?
Sometimes. I used Amazon heavily this year. Even if it's a little more, I didn't use gas and time. More gas and time by not having to mail the gifts.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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So really, shopping in the malls and onling shopping are equal considering they both have pros and cons? I shop in the malls during the Holiday season, so I can't make a great comparison!
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well I agree with you for once. I have no problem parking way out in the "empty lots area" and walking. Beats waiting and waiting for some mini-van to move it's ass out of a spot. Besides, my car gets far less dings in it if I park a mile away.

What kills me about the HEB at Bunker Hill is all the fatties riding around in electric carts blocking the aisles...hmmm. Yeah, ok ...walking might be a better idea for your health.

This proves it. There really is somebody for everybody. By the way, Grunn and Easily Amused both had great posts.As for me, I was just going for the cheap laughs!! HAHAHA!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Besides dodging crowds, is online shopping cheaper?
Sometimes cheaper but really never more than break even but sometimes more unique gift items. And the sheer convenience and time saving has made it worth it for me - I work pretty long hours some days.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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This proves it. There really is somebody for everybody. By the way, Grunn and Easily Amused both had great posts.As for me, I was just going for the cheap laughs!! HAHAHA!!
What .... who would have guessed you were a matchmaker
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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Sometimes cheaper but really never more than break even but sometimes more unique gift items. And the sheer convenience and time saving has made it worth it for me - I work pretty long hours some days.
LOL! So no Galleria for you?!
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