It's become more and more about online shopping for me. And mostly Amazon. You can find almost anything by shopping on Amazon and with a Prime membership, the shipping is free. I am now using it for everything from good quality white crew socks that I can't find anywhere locally, to the HVAC filters that our local HVAC service company seriously over prices. They charge TWICE what I just paid online.
I'm sorry for the retailers that have found their sales dropping off over the years, and all the people that have worked in retail. I shopped locally and still do for some things, but as the inventories have declined, I often don't find what I want. I still like Target. I still try to shop at our local tack store, but as I have what I need, I rarely go there anymore either. I purchase shoes locally because I wouldn't attempt to buy them online. I must try on shoes.
I recently discovered through Facebook that Kate Spade was offering a 75% off sale. What??? I rushed right over and made my purchase because I had to. I would never have found that sale had it not been for FB. Now I'm thinking I should start following other retailers on FB because you can find things you otherwise wouldn't. And isn't that the point? They lure you in on FB, you make a purchase, they start sending you all their other deals that may or may not be fabulous prices. I unsubscribe soon after my purchase. If I need them, I will find them. But how much money did I save by finding that special sale? Well, I really DID need a new colorful handbag for summer. *big smile*
My idea of wonderful would be if Jeff Bezos, new owner of Whole Foods, would expand that to include affordable online grocery shopping with delivery here, 20+ miles away from the nearest store. The ultimate in luxury, right? It's not coming to my neighborhood anytime soon, but still....I would love that.
I didn't end up going out for a drapery rod yesterday because it got too hot after I rode Beau and took care of his sores. If I had bought them online, they would be delivered soon and I wouldn't even have to think about it. I'm liking my online life more and more.