posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 08:01 AM
reply to post by spartacus699
I am not well off at all, but I hate the internet for shopping. I only buy things on the internet, which cannot be purchased anywhere else, like my
yearly metal festival ticket. Other than that, I like to see the item, have it in my hand, feel its weight, and examine its quality of manufacture
before I decide to purchase something. When I have decided to buy, I like to hand over physical cash, not a bit of plastic, or a number.
I do not give a damn how much cheaper a thing is on the internet, I only buy goods from stores. It makes sure that physical shops remain in our high
streets, which is good for the community because it means jobs in the area are more likely to remain in the area. Personally, I would never consider
buying something online, just because it's cheaper, because that would be like stabbing the working man in the back, I just could not do it.
I have been in retail (first at a frozen food store, and nowadays as part of my duties in the locksmith shop I work in) for my entire working life,
and I think the biggest threat to physical retail at the moment is internet shopping, no matter what products one happens to be selling. I refuse to
support the enemy.