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On Product Reviews and Online Shopping

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I’ve been getting oodles of hits for certain posts on this site. Most recently, it’s been for the post about Go the fuck to sleep, and for my once over of the aircooker. So, it seems like lots of people are googling something of interest and clicking through to see what they can find, and coming to my ramblings about it.

I know I’ll do the some. Ebay for something, google away looking for info, find a review site like personalopinion.co.uk, tech sites, some blogs, compare prices around the place and reach a decision about whether to get something, and how much I’m willing to pay… Putting different weights on different opinions, with blogs that I know for their honesty in reviews probably weighing in more than those with glowing opinions on everything they see. Same with review sites, I want to know the good and the bad, so I can work out if the bad is something I can live with!

There’s also the issue of the ridiculous dollar discrepancy, and how easy it is to buy so cheap online, Myer might have to do more than up the staffing in its flagship store to lure me into buying certain things online. Especially things like electronics which I KNOW I can get cheap online. Maybe they will stay my go-to for tights, and for clothes that need trying on, but for things where I know my size (repeat buys, most things other than jeans) it’s so easy just to click through and pay with paypal, and have it delivered from the other side of the world for less than the cost of going to the store in person and dealing with the shopping centre…

How about you? How have your browsing and impulse-buys been going with the strong dollar and easy access to paypal?

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  1. May 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I don’t much online, mainly coz the things I like to buy are clothes and shoes and they need trying on in my case. And I’m a tactile person so I like to know what something feels like before buying it! Of course this doesn’t matter if I’m buying books though.

    Husband buys heaps of stuff online, such as music, DVDs, collector models, electronic gadgety-bits, t-shirts, sneakers…

  2. May 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I buy SO much stuff online…! It’s terrible – it’s like I’m not spending real money so it makes it so easy!

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