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What are the pros and cons of online shopping watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-12-2014 23:29
- 25-12-2014 23:32
Pros: Don't have to leave the house
Cons: Often they make mistakes and you don't get what you wanted.
- 25-12-2014 23:33
Pro: quick transaction
Con: unreliable delivery estimate dates
- Political Ambassador
- 25-12-2014 23:34
Pros: Don't have to leave the house, Cheaper, Easier to get a specific item.
Cons: The returns process is more difficult, delivery times.
- 25-12-2014 23:37
Pros: Much more choice than any shopping centre you could find
Cons: Item may not be exactly how you expected, clothing may be bad quality, incorrect fit, etc.
- 25-12-2014 23:39
Other advantages may be- you can view the item you want more easily, check availability, size, colour better etc. The downside may be you can't actually try on an item of clothing or the product you order may be a bit different from what you thought it might be. Extra cost for delivery etc.
- 25-12-2014 23:40
can be done wearing nothing but your pants from the sofa,
usually a wider range to pick from.
Delivery can be a lottery both in terms of time and whether the deliveryman will throw the box marked fragile over a fence or into your wheelie bin,
having to take a guess on clothing sizes because no-one seems to manufacture them to the measurements on tape measures.
You don't get to pick items out yourself and thus might end up with damaged items because the online shopper didn't care.
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- 25-12-2014 23:43
- can order 24/7
- usually cheaper
- more of a selection, usually
- don't always know what you're getting (sizes, etc)
- returns (although, some may allow you to return to a local store?)
- 25-12-2014 23:44
Pros: You don't have to go to the item, the item comes to you. Prices are almost always cheaper than high street. Sometimes returns are actually easier; Amazon for example operate a no hassle returns policy. Much more choice than high street. Some products are not even stocked on high streets anymore so for some stuff you have to go online for. Sales occur more frequently and you can easily get a discounted item without having to butcher someone like you would in a high street store.
Cons: Easy to get scammed if you're a n00b. Hassle setting up PayPal and other secure methods. Bank transfers are very hard to get your money back from. Can't try on clothes etc.
- 25-12-2014 23:45
Good for people who are lazy
Who work long hours
Who can't afford mode of transport
Quick and easy
Items may be missing
Substituted items may not be ideal
Delivery so not instanr
Delivery could be late
Delivery have certain slots which you may not find it convenient