Retail Online Shopping Saves You Time And Gas

We’re so over the mall.

It’s overrated.

It’s overcrowded. It’s overpriced. And there may be eight full-size parking lots, but there are zero open parking spaces.

The music is loud and the teenagers are louder. Your culinary options include heat-lamp pizza or lackluster pretzels. The employees are useless… and the checkout lines are agonizingly, hopelessly, ridiculously long.

Why are you putting up with the mall crowd? It’s time to embrace what in-the-know shoppers learned long ago: online shopping is where it’s at.

Shop Online And Save

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Don’t believe us? Here’s a look at why online shopping makes mall shopping obsolete.

 

1. The Sales Are Easier to Find

Looking for a size eight red dress under $70? You’ll have to search through the sales racks like everyone else. Online, bloggers and sales hunters post retailer sales constantly and any item of clothing imaginable is just a web search away.

2. It Saves Gas, Time, and Sanity

You could run around town and burn all the gas in your tank. You could get up early, shower, and leave before breakfast to try and get a good sale… or you could stay in your PJs and shop online. No lines. No parking lots. No crowds. Just you, some coupons, and your computer screen – what could be better?

3. Free Shipping Offers are Plentiful

Free shipping coupons are some of the most popular coupons out there. Even if you do have to pay for shipping, your coupons and sales (plus the convenience of shopping from home) can easily negate the cost.

4. The Deals are the Same on Huge Sales Days

You could get up at the crack of dawn and prepare for battle on a big sale day, or you could just log on to your computer and get the same sale items. Why stand in an hour-long line when you could get the same deals online (without the hassle)?

5. Save on Taxes

For most online merchants, if they are located outside of your state and they don’t have any locations in your state, you won’t have to pay sales tax.  So you get double the savings — sale prices plus no taxes!

 

What are some of your favorite online stores?  Amazon, Target, Best Buy, anything else?  Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Dorene Frey Kranik says:

    I do some shopping online, like it when there is free shipping..:0.

  2. walmart, target, any place that carries the "have to have" items.
    also, stores that carry costumes and sports items.

  3. Lisa Zdrojewski says:

    Alot, I actually ent to the mall yesterday & was disappointed because I couldn't find anything that I know I could easily find online.Just wish shipping wasn't so much:(

  4. Margaret Hirst says:

    Mostly books, movies and Music DVD's Find ebay is a great source not only for price comparisons but also free shipping.

  5. Outside of grocery shopping and everyday shopping (toothpaste, makeup, deodorant, etc.), probably 85% of what I buy is done online.

  6. I do about 70% of my shopping online.

  7. Mostly electronics online, always in stock, get best price, just have to wait a couple of days or so, not a big deal. I recently tried glasses and am pleased with the prescription and price. Too bad I cannot order dentures, some things need fitting like those, clothes and shoes.

  8. Mostly electronics online, always in stock, get best price, just have to wait a couple of days or so, not a big deal. I recently tried glasses and am pleased with the prescription and price. Too bad I cannot order dentures, some things need fitting like those, clothes and shoes.

  9. I shop online about 30-40% mostly eBay, Amazon.

  10. I shop online about 30-40% mostly eBay, Amazon.

  11. Hannah Beck says:

    Everything but perishables, basically. I'm housebound so it's a godsend for me.

  12. Hannah Beck says:

    Everything but perishables, basically. I'm housebound so it's a godsend for me.

  13. I'd say I actually purchase only 20% of everything online. However, before I go out, I always search online stores for best prices first. I love Amazon, but also check JCPenny's, Sears, Walmart, KMart, and Walgreens!

  14. I'd say I actually purchase only 20% of everything online. However, before I go out, I always search online stores for best prices first. I love Amazon, but also check JCPenny's, Sears, Walmart, KMart, and Walgreens!

  15. about 45%

  16. about 45%

  17. I probably do about 25% online.

  18. 30% online, 70 %grocery shopping mostly offline.

  19. Sheridan Happi Jess says:

    I rarely do…

  20. Ben Jackson says:

    I do almost all of my shopping online :)

  21. Jess Jordan says:

    No, I usually don't have any room on my credit card.

  22. Erin M Collins says:

    I do75% of my shopping online.

  23. I love to shop… So, I shop online very little about 10%.

  24. I do very little shopping on line, only when I can't find it locally.

  25. I hate shopping, so I shop online every chance that I get.

  26. I do at least 40% online.

  27. Rachel Roseanna Richards says:

    I shop online when needed , if I can't find what I want in stores.

  28. Not much….

  29. not sure depends on the price and the convenience. Maybe 50/50

  30. I do most of my shopping online.

  31. Karla Sceviour says:

    I do ALOT pf my shopping online, mostly clothes for my son, probably about 50-60%!

  32. I like to shop online, but only if I get free shipping!

  33. I do about 1% of my shopping online.

  34. Really only shop at Amazon & BestBuy online. so 15-20%.

  35. Jamie Chance Hodges says:

    Maybe 10%, except at Christmas..then it goes up to 75%.

  36. About a 3rd.

  37. Craig Brown says:

    I shop for most everything but groceries online, so at least 50%.

  38. I do about 20% of my shopping online!

  39. Amy Richard says:

    I actually like hitting up the stores… I do probably about 25% online.

  40. On average about 15% online. I shop at Amazon and Walmart online!

  41. I do most online except grocery.

  42. Seriously…who has time to go to the mall anymore.