Friday November 28, 2003

Shop till you drop

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. Or, so goes the quote. The Day After Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

The Friday 5 for this week focuses on shopping.

  1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?
  2. What was the last thing you purchased?
  3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?
  4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?
  5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?

  1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?
    Not really. Stores are crowded; shopping takes too much time; I have to wait in line; it costs money :-) Shopping has never been a hobby for me. It's often more of a necessity. This is not to say I don't enjoy buying things; I do :-) I simply don't enjoy shopping.

  2. What was the last thing you purchased?
    Probably a DVD at half.com. Or a book ;-)

  3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?
    I prefer shopping online for most things because it's easier and very quick. Also, there are so many different sorts of stores online, many more than I could reach (or discover) in person! I can look online and find things that I could never get nearby. (An acquaintance commented that I should "support my community" by "buying locally". I said the Internet is my community!) I prefer to go to a physical store for things I want to touch, consider, inspect. I do all of my food shopping in a store; I do about 2/3 or my book buying in an actual store (if I know I want the book, I'll buy it online, but I like to browse the books in a bookstore).

  4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?
    Nope; we didn't get an allowance. If we wanted something, we asked. If our Mom thought it was worthwhile, she'd buy it. or maybe it would appear at Christmas or a birthday.

  5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?
    It's been a while... ah. I bought a belt watch online. When it arrived it was bigger and heavier than I'd expected and wouldn't do for a key fob as I'd hoped. I sent it back and got a refund. Generally, if I get an attack of buyer's remorse I return the item, but I don't do this all that often.

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