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Old 08-09-2012, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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I don’t know about you, but I like to be able to see things, touch them, or even try them, before I buy. (I need to feel the quality of an item).

This is becoming an increasingly difficult thing to do. The shops only stock a limited range, and many of the specialist shops have gone.

Window shopping is also fun, it cultivates ideas!

Do you like to wander around shops, and peruse products, before handing over hard earned cash?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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One thing that has been happening to many retail stores is what is being called "showrooming" - where people browse at stores, see the goods, feel the goods, maybe even try things on, but end up buying online.

I buy products I am familiar with online so more a replenishment then new purchase. I recently bought a pair of golf shoes at a major sporting goods store. Wore them a few times, loved them. I then bought another pair from an online retailer and I saved about 15%. Yes I had to pay shipping, but their price was less and no sales tax so overall a $15.00 savings.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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One thing that has been happening to many retail stores is what is being called "showrooming" - where people browse at stores, see the goods, feel the goods, maybe even try things on, but end up buying online.

I buy products I am familiar with online so more a replenishment then new purchase. I recently bought a pair of golf shoes at a major sporting goods store. Wore them a few times, loved them. I then bought another pair from an online retailer and I saved about 15%. Yes I had to pay shipping, but their price was less and no sales tax so overall a $15.00 savings.
I could say that I've done "Showrooming", but with a difference, I've looked in the shop, but bought from their online store, and got the product cheaper. I've also shopped online, but collected from the store, also cheaper. Both of those ways, I got to see and handle the goods, before handing over money.
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