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Old 10-08-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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It seems whether I need electronics, books, household items, I gravitate to Amazon. With free shipping for items >$25 and no tax in most cases, it beats retail.

Additionally, I look to reviews for guidance and write many of them myself.

Do you buy regularly from Amazon? Do you use other retailers like Buy.com?
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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It seems whether I need electronics, books, household items, I gravitate to Amazon. With free shipping for items >$25 and no tax in most cases, it beats retail.

Additionally, I look to reviews for guidance and write many of them myself.

Do you buy regularly from Amazon? Do you use other retailers like Buy.com?
I buy local whenever possible. This type of retailing is ruining our country. I like to be able to look my neighbors in the eye.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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I do buy from Amazon. I find their service fast. I too also like the free shipping. With gas prices now, sometimes it doesn't make sense to drive to different stores to get what I want. I mainly use them at Christmas. I also buy from Ebay.

Usually if I am getting electronics I buy from a store because if something goes wrong I don't have to have the hassle of packing up the item to return it.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I buy local whenever possible. This type of retailing is ruining our country. I like to be able to look my neighbors in the eye.

We don't have anything local. I either have to drive for over an hour to get a decent selection or buy online.

I love Amazon. I also like reading the reviews. At least when it's on Amazon you know it's in stock. Last spring I traveled over an hour to buy a camera that I decided to buy from Amazon reviews and the stores I went to didn't have it. I ended up buying it from Amazon. I should have stayed home and saved the gas.

Lisa
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I don't have many shopping options locally, either. I buy books, DVDs, and electronics from Amazon. Never had any problems with any of them. But it's a good idea to hang onto the original packaging for a while in case you need to return something.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Yes, I buy from Amazon. I also buy from Ebay and and a lot of other online places. I don't have a lot of time to shop after I get off work and I don't want to spend my weekends shopping, so I get a lot of stuff online and have it shipped to me. I just bought a new vaccum from MyToolStore.com because I couldn't find this particular vaccum anywhere. I bought my barstools off Amazon because I looked everywhere and couldn't find any "Tuscan" barstools. Amazon had them and at a really good price too. I am also a member of DirectBuy and actually do spend a lot of my weekends in the showroom looking through product catalogs because I am STILL furnishing my house.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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I buy from Amazon.com all the time. I haven't looked in to Buy.com. I have an Amazon credit card which gives points. Gas, food, anything I can put on that credit card goes on there. With free shipping, I usually get stuff from amazon for free or a few dollars.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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It seems whether I need electronics, books, household items, I gravitate to Amazon. With free shipping for items >$25 and no tax in most cases, it beats retail.

Additionally, I look to reviews for guidance and write many of them myself.

Do you buy regularly from Amazon? Do you use other retailers like Buy.com?
I've been buying from Amazon for 8 years and never had a problem with the sellers or the products. I get most of my DVDS and video games from there and a book from time to time.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I've bought things from Amazon many times over the years. I buy things there that I can't find in stores. Most recently, I bought two books from them.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Amazon does have some good prices on some items, you need to compare. I've bought also from Overstock.com and was very happy with my items from them also (actually bought a bedroom set, it had to be assembled but it looks good and it's very sturdy). Ebay of course is a given I think
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