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Pros and Cons of Shopping Online

  • Date Submitted: 03/18/2013 09:36 PM
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Why buy online? Why not buy online? Have you ever considered the pros and cons to shopping at a retail store vs shopping online? Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing online...
Advantages Of Shopping Online...
1. Saves Time
If you already know what you're looking for, shopping online can save you a significant amount of time. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can place your order and move on to other things.
2. Price Comparisons
While shopping online, it is very easy to do price comparisons for a given item. Once you have determined what you want to purchase, you can see if you are getting the best deal with just a few clicks. And making it even easier, there are now search engines specifically designed for price comparisons, and these sites will often even calculate and include any shipping charges, so you get to compare the actual, total cost of the item.
3. Saves Fuel
Fuel prices have been up and down in recent years, but no matter how expensive or inexpensive gasoline might be at any given time, shopping online does not require any driving, so it doesn't consume any fuel, no matter what the cost.
4. Larger Inventory
With online retailers, it is much easier to find the item, model number, color, style, and size you want. You can also quickly determine whether the item is "in stock" or not. Also, online shopping does not restrict you geographically -- the pool of products and available inventory for you to choose from is vastly larger than those available to you via local retailers within driving distance.
5. Shop 24/7
Online stores are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. The same claim cannot be made by most (if any) retail stores. Online shopping allows you to shop whenever you want, at your convenience.
6. No Waiting
When purchasing online, there are no long lines that you are forced to stand in line just to make a purchase. In fact, when you purchase online, your wait time will...

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