haven't been shopping.
haven't been missing it, but i have been thinking about it. well, i haven't been missing it because i consider what i'm doing to still be shopping, just shopping differently. shopping sssssssllllllooooowwwwwwwlllllllllyyyyyyy.
there is no question about it, my preference is online shopping. love it. er, make that loved it.
while i haven't been engaging in any retail activity, e- or otherwise, i have been considering what my 1-2 items might be. so far, it's kind of fun and weirdly satisfying, even without the satisfaction...like opening up a box of chocolates and mmmmmm when that strong chocolate-y smell first hits you (and once you start eating them and the little chocolaties rapidly diminish, no subsequent opening will smell as rich). so right now i'm enjoying the choices and the sheer anticipation of melt-in-my-mouth goodness... but i digress.
i bet when i do finally buy something, it will be by internet. i could be wrong, it's just a guess.
most people have a definite preference for one or the other, e- or store purchasing. they each have their pros and cons, but what if certain features were swapped?
1. which do you currently prefer?
2. if internet shopping produced an immediate product at your doorstep, while store shopping required that you wait for 4 days before receiving your item, which would you prefer?
3. if stores were entirely private and empty of all sales assistance AND other customers, while the internet provided social exchanges AND professional consultation, which would you prefer?
4. if the internet allowed returns as easy as the purchases (never having to leave your house, at your convenience), while stores would not allow you to try an item on, which would you prefer?