Thread: Why can't people just shop in stores anymore?

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    • 3 years 5 months ago
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    Why can't people just shop in actual stores like we used to, instead of moving everything online? It used to be cool, now I'm beginning to hate the internet for what it has turned stores and everything else into.

    Why do I want to live in an online world? It's sounding more almost like a nightmare nowadays. I guess I'm old-school.
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    • 3 years 5 months ago
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    I like going to the store but I love the convenience of shopping online when I'm not able to make it. Online shopping is also great for people who don't live right by a mall or particular store or who may not have transportation to carry big bulky items. You can just get it delivered!
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    • 3 years 5 months ago
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    I would shop in stores if they were not so overpriced and they had what I was looking for. A lot of the stuff I want isn't even in stock. Home Depot is bad about this and so are shoe stores. I bought some cologne online not long ago on Target's website. I tried to get it in the store and it was $20 more for a smaller size.
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    • 3 years 5 months ago
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    Convenience...No walking, No lines to wait in, saves on gasoline, no personal grooming, no personal interaction
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    • 3 years 5 months ago
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    For me, it may be because more and more people are shopping online through Amazon or eBay or the like each passing day in this day and age. Just saying.
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    • 3 years 5 months ago
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    It makes it easier to find some things that the stores might not have (ex movies that are not mainstream)
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    • 3 years 3 months ago
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    I do most of my shopping online because I live in a small town where there's no access to public transportation (and most of the places around here are overpriced anyway). However, I am addicted to thrift shopping, because those are the best places to find the sorts of things I like to collect--and I will go out of my way to visit a thrift store/yard sale whenever possible. But because it isn't always possible, or realistic, I settle for eBay and other websites as well. I think it's fun to have a good mix of both, because I wouldn't have half of the vintage toys I do without the internet... but nothing really beats the feeling of going to a brick-and-mortar thrift shop and spotting a rare (insert item I like here) to add to my collection at home, too.
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    • 3 years 3 months ago
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    The type of shops I need don't exist anymore. The last model shop in my town shut in the early 90s. And the only arts and craft shop shut down too a few years ago.
    So it's either shop on line and wait a couple days for my stuff or travel down the entire country to get to these shops which would be crazy lol.
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    • 3 years 3 months ago
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    Do people actually not shop in stores these days? I understand shopping online for specialty items (ex. retro games, computers, etc.) because stores tend to overprice those things and often they don't have specialty items, but most of the daily shopping I see people doing near me involves physically going to the store.

    Also, you can't go wrong with dollar stores and thrift stores.
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    • 4 months 4 days ago
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    Quote by randomuser2349
    Do people actually not shop in stores these days? I understand shopping online for specialty items (ex. retro games, computers, etc.) because stores tend to overprice those things and often they don't have specialty items, but most of the daily shopping I see people doing near me involves physically going to the store.

    Also, you can't go wrong with dollar stores and thrift stores.


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    • 3 months 17 days ago
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    Because sadly, people are too lazy to get out of their homes and actually go shopping.
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    • 3 months 15 days ago
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    my only problem is some of the stuff I can only find online which granted I wish more stores I would to shop at
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    • 13 days 14 hours ago
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    Quote by Asiimov
    Because sadly, people are too lazy to get out of their homes and actually go shopping.

    Boy, did my post age very badly.
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