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Found 23rd Jan 2012
I do love shopping on line it is so easy, but it is damaging the real shops in the high street.

I did all of my Christmas shopping on line, but now am thinking its time to start using the shops again.

Today I went to town had a really good day bumped into an old friend went for a coffee, had forgotten how good shopping can be.
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Original Poster
Time to change back, and do more shopping off line
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gari189

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thanks, that will be why I could not find it lol

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But if you had have walked into town in your pants you might have got odd looks

This is why internet shopping wins.

Town shopping is awful. Items more expensive. Expensive to park. Town full of morons too busy staring at their phones to notice where they are walking. Give me internet shopping anyday! By the sounds of it you went for a drink with a mate rather than actually shop.

Edited by: "cdm22" 23rd Jan 2012
Internet shopping especially if its sale, voucher codes for more discount, free delivery, free returns, no need to get off the sofa etc etc clearly wins
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sancho1983

But if you had have walked into town in your pants you might have got odd … But if you had have walked into town in your pants you might have got odd looksThis is why internet shopping wins.



I knew u were able to turn my cam on, have put tape over it now
Online shopping ftw. No having to queue up to pay up, no narky assistants asking if you need help with something or trying to sell you something else, no screaming children, no having to walk around and hurt your feet, no having to carry heavy bags around from shop to shop, no having to spend time travelling to the High St/shopping centre or paying for parking, stuff is more expensive, no having to traipse around in adverse weather conditions. No thank you. I mainly now only use physical shops for buying clothes or shoes and even then I will check the shop’s website to see if it’s cheaper to order online

Going into town to socialise and have a coffee is a lot different than going into town to shop.
cdm22

Town shopping is awful. Items more expensive. Expensive to park. Town … Town shopping is awful. Items more expensive. Expensive to park. Town full of morons too busy staring at their phones to notice where they are walking. Give me internet shopping anyday! By the sounds of it you went for a drink with a mate rather than actually shop.


This. Unless we're talking 99p shop as ours has free parking
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cdm22

Town shopping is awful. Items more expensive. Expensive to park. Town … Town shopping is awful. Items more expensive. Expensive to park. Town full of morons too busy staring at their phones to notice where they are walking. Give me internet shopping anyday! By the sounds of it you went for a drink with a mate rather than actually shop.


got some work shoes, after shave, thorntons choc, 2 books
parking was 50p for 3 hours

yes some things do cost more but maybe we now have to think like this to keep ppl in jobs and our towns alive
miles136

got some work shoes, after shave, thorntons choc, 2 booksparking was 50p … got some work shoes, after shave, thorntons choc, 2 booksparking was 50p for 3 hoursyes some things do cost more but maybe we now have to think like this to keep ppl in jobs and our towns alive


50p for 30 minutes in Ashford. And then they wonder why the town centre is dying. f'n retards.
Shengis

50p for 30 minutes in Ashford. And then they wonder why the town centre … 50p for 30 minutes in Ashford. And then they wonder why the town centre is dying. f'n retards.



£2 an hour in Cambridge, £2.20 an hour on Saturdays!
Edited by: "cdm22" 23rd Jan 2012
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Shengis

50p for 30 minutes in Ashford. And then they wonder why the town centre … 50p for 30 minutes in Ashford. And then they wonder why the town centre is dying. f'n retards.



the council spent loads making Stockton on Tees town center traffic free in the 90's now they are going to spend even more making it more car friendly puting parking space back on the high street to encourage more ppl, they have also reduced parking costs too
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Do not get me wrong I do love a bargain.
But sometimes we have a social responsibility too. we forget that, a damaged economy will hurt us all no matter what we do for our income

I remember when a large supermarket opened 20yrs ago, there was a busy high st in the town where I lived, I loved the idea of a big shop, how easy it was, I could not at that time understand what the problems was, the little shops were not happy.

That little group of shops are all gone, replaced with 4 kabab shops, 2 takeaways, 1 Charity shop, 2 betting shops and a sort of amusement arcade.

My Mother used to go to the post office but has stopped as she does not feel safe
Edited by: "miles136" 23rd Jan 2012
miles136

Do not get me wrong I do love a bargain.But sometimes we have a social … Do not get me wrong I do love a bargain.But sometimes we have a social responsibility too. we forget that, a damaged enconomy will hurt us all no matter what we do for our income



That's bull, stores like HMV who sell stock for a ridiculous price in store yet the same item is cheaper online? They have a business model which is destined to fail. Not my fault
Aside from most things being cheaper online, people are always in the way, queues are a pain, sales people can be intimidating. So much less hassle online.
miles136

Do not get me wrong I do love a bargain.But sometimes we have a social … Do not get me wrong I do love a bargain.But sometimes we have a social responsibility too. we forget that, a damaged economy will hurt us all no matter what we do for our incomeI remember when a large supermarket opened 20yrs ago, there was a busy high st in the town where I lived, I loved the idea of a big shop, how easy it was, I could not at that time understand what the problems was, the little shops were not happy.That little group of shops are all gone, replaced with 4 kabab shops, 2 takeaways, 1 Charity shop, 2 betting shops and a sort of amusement arcade.My Mother used to go to the post office but has stopped as she does not feel safe


Must be a thriving area then. Start to worry when theres 5+ and a few antique shops X)
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Dehumanization

Aside from most things being cheaper online, people are always in the … Aside from most things being cheaper online, people are always in the way, queues are a pain, sales people can be intimidating. So much less hassle online.



I do understand all of that and can agree, but today I found I had missed it,
Intimidating staff never bother me I find a quick grounding comment helps -" you can cut the attitude pet you only work in a shop" but I hardly ever have to say it, even better "can I see your mamager they may be more willing to help me in a more polite way" or my sisters fave "can u smell S no? then tell ur face.

Usualy I find staff are nice 99% of the time
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I know I am not going to convert anyone on here most r too focused on saving money and use the tinterweb a lot, I was in that frame of mind but today has changed me a bit, and it was good to be outside for longer than 10 mins, its been a long winter
I didn't mean like that lol I meant trying to sell you stuff and hating saying no, similar to everytime I walk through town I get gypsies trying to sell me lucky heather or charities asking for money making me feel guilty it's horrible. I'm like a magnet to them.
Mod & Ed
Dehumanization

I didn't mean like that lol I meant trying to sell you stuff and hating … I didn't mean like that lol I meant trying to sell you stuff and hating saying no, similar to everytime I walk through town I get gypsies trying to sell me lucky heather or charities asking for money making me feel guilty it's horrible. I'm like a magnet to them.




I keep telling magicbeans not to harass people in her one woman save the gypsy crusade
Mod & Ed
There is only one reason to venture out shopping and thats freezer diving, it's like speed dating but colder
We have saved probably a few thousand over the years buying online. If we are contributing to the death of the High St.... then so be it.
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Dehumanization

I didn't mean like that lol I meant trying to sell you stuff and hating … I didn't mean like that lol I meant trying to sell you stuff and hating saying no, similar to every time I walk through town I get gypsies trying to sell me lucky heather or charities asking for money making me feel guilty it's horrible. I'm like a magnet to them.



not had the gypsy thing but charities. as I work for one I am very confident in telling them off if they approach or rattle their tins - this is not allowed, professional Charities do not allow our collectors or fundraisers to do this.

I am always suspicious about collectors who approach esp if they r selling badges or say thing like support ill children u find that less than 5p in the £ will go to the charity.

I say thank you but I have a portfolio of charities I give to by standing order.
Edited by: "miles136" 23rd Jan 2012
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scott148

Most small towns don`t have many shops nowadays,just a few estate … Most small towns don`t have many shops nowadays,just a few estate agents.



we r the poorer for it, I miss a good bakers and butchers, I would love to start up a bakery selling nice bread and cakes, I love the bakeries in Paris the bread is just heaven
I love shopping! Nothing better than spending a day out wandering round the shops, looking for bargains. I do in internet shop too, always do food orders on line as supermarkets depress me, but i like to have a good look at what I am buying
Banned
I'd never do a food shop online but everything else I'm up for.

I do feel bad that I just ordered some bike components online when I have a great bike shop not too far away but they're twice the price as online.
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master_chief

I'd never do a food shop online but everything else I'm up for.I do feel … I'd never do a food shop online but everything else I'm up for.I do feel bad that I just ordered some bike components online when I have a great bike shop not too far away but they're twice the price as online.



they may have price matched, but 50% more I would have bought on line on that ocasion
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deb8z

I always get those charity morons too harrassing me,those ones where … I always get those charity morons too harrassing me,those ones where there is about 5 of them within close vicinity of each other and if you get by one the next one gets you,last time i told them to stop harrassing people,he said it's his job oOIf it's not them it's people handing out leaflets and then you have to listen to the buskers as well arghhh



it is not their job to harras u, in the trade they r called "chuggers" many charities have stopped using them, they r not the best way to give, the chugger gets paid on commision if u give £10 per month and are still giving it in 3 months they get £27 and upto £60 if u r still giving a year later
If I was caught on a bad day my response (instead of apologising and walking on) would probably be along the lines of 'are you getting paid for this?- in which case I'm not interested' but tbh I don't have the guts lol
miles136

it is not their job to harras u, in the trade they r called "chuggers" … it is not their job to harras u, in the trade they r called "chuggers" many charities have stopped using them, they r not the best way to give, the chugger gets paid on commision if u give £10 per month and are still giving it in 3 months they get £27 and upto £60 if u r still giving a year later



Oh god they **** me off, they see you comming and make a big song and dance about it telling you to stop and chat to them. Worse one i had was some guy who started following me down the road even though i said i need to catch a train - his reply get the next one and follow me for a good minute.

And plus dont forget the big issue sellers, homeless people begging, and being stopped by strangers getting asked for money/fags.
There are good things on the high street - I love charity shops!.. Also some shopping centres are more relaxing - e.g. Canary wharf.. Also if there is a smoking deal online it's gone in seconds but at the shops you stand a better chance!..
I shop where ever is cheapest.
The retailers don't do me any favours so why should i stay 'loyal' to any shops/brands
Its the 21st century.
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deb8z

[quote=Dehumanization] Those ones that knock on your door late at night … [quote=Dehumanization] Those ones that knock on your door late at night are annoying too.


no reputable charity should be doing this
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Orcinus_orca

Its the 21st century.



we will regret it when its gone
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