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Old 07-30-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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And guess what? It's NOT free to ship it back and get another size (unless it's shoes from Zappos).
Many other places allow for free return shipping - Zappos is not the only one.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Maybe...but if enough of us do that, there will be no local stores, and no jobs at those local stores, and empty storefronts.

I have to actually try on a garment most times, and I like to feel the quality, drape and heft of a fabric. Or I want to see the item, see the correct color, inspect it to determine quality.

And guess what? It's NOT free to ship it back and get another size (unless it's shoes from Zappos). So we still need to support our local stores.
I don't avoid stores just for the crowds. I avoid it for the horrible customer service. Anything goes, nowadays, when it comes to customer care. It's worth it to shop online than to deal with the aggravation of face-to-face shopping. Don't get me wrong, I still shop offline but business owners (especially the large ones) need to retrain employees or promote a stronger customer service emphasis. Many of the places I shop provide a free shipping label for returns so I really haven't had an issue with that.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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I love to grocery shop early on Sunday morning. It's much less crowded!
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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I would support my local stores, but there are a pitiful few places left to shop. Mostly we have chain type stores; Radio Shack, WalMart, JC Penney, etc. Most of the 'mom 'n pop' shops have closed. Many items I buy online are from merchants located in my state. And to the poster who called me lazy in a rep comment, I prefer to call it smart.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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I often buy goods by web. I do not need wait for paying.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Best time to shop is Friday around 7-8pm. Traffic is low, no crowds IMO
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