Do you ever buy things online, instead from a store, to save money?

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Postby benhollberg » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:20 am

Got to agree with everyone else here. Amazon Prime is the best.
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Postby SClay » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:39 pm

I definitely agree. Amazon has amazing deals, prices and items. Not only does it save money but it's incredibly convenient. At least 90% of my shopping is done online.

Also, I ordered a few HDMI cables and noticed how well priced they were. Then I went to radioshack and bought one for the price you listed. For a 3ft cable!
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Postby jmtdallastx » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:24 pm

It would depend on what they are for me.. shoes would be one of those i'd reconsider buying in a store because my daughter has narrow feet. Sometimes the hassle and cost of sending back and forth would already surpass the savings I thought I would gain. Now I do sometimes play them against each other when it comes to bigger ticket items such as a TV or a camera.

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Postby JSS3 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:06 pm

Most of my shopping is done on Amazon. I really only go to the store for groceries.
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Postby agp » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:32 am

Somethings I do. My car gets about 11mpg in the city, so going anywhere and back home will probalby cost me at least $5. But when it comes to clothing, shoes especially, I have to try them on first. Then after I find that a particular brand's model/size fit best, then I will buy more online if I need more.

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Postby whit » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:12 am

always, between theoutnet, netaporter, ssense, etc..shopbop before amazon took over if that helps anyone figure why

getting really good sample sizes at sephora (never available in store) and free shipping over 50$ (I split my purchases into three, four orders)

40% at gap
25-30% at jcrew

and e*bates giving me cash back, on top of my cc

i almost never buy anything but food at b&ms.

i tried recently because there was this pair of earrings i've been eyeing for years. never could get myself to buy it back then, but now with more $$ under my belt and better budgeting/savings.. i decided to get it

i went to steve alan store to see it and the girl was basically robotic, not a huge deal, i've worked retail before.

but it was the last one, she wouldn't budge on anything, didn't even bother to try and clean it.

so i went online and got the same pair, plus another one, and at 15% off plus I got free shipping.

can't beat that.

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Postby RonJonson » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:01 pm

Does anyone else get into Amazon subscriptions? I just started a few months ago. I have everyday items like TP, toothpaste, cat food, etc on a subscription. Prices are comparable up front but they have a 5% discount for less than 5 items or 15% off with 5 or more items that month. Stack a 5 point/$ Citi Forward or this quarters 5% chase bonus and it seems to work out for me.

To go along with what agp mentioned; I live in the country so driving around to a large B&M to get misc items can get costly in gas. I try to set aside a friday afternoon to head to town to purchase the next weeks groceries and any necessities that come up.
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Postby RewardHop » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:57 pm

RonJonson wrote:Does anyone else get into Amazon subscriptions? I just started a few months ago. I have everyday items like TP, toothpaste, cat food, etc on a subscription. Prices are comparable up front but they have a 5% discount for less than 5 items or 15% off with 5 or more items that month. Stack a 5 point/$ Citi Forward or this quarters 5% chase bonus and it seems to work out for me.

To go along with what agp mentioned; I live in the country so driving around to a large B&M to get misc items can get costly in gas. I try to set aside a friday afternoon to head to town to purchase the next weeks groceries and any necessities that come up.


I do subscribe and save but only for the discount and then cancel the subscription right after I receive the first shipment.
You'll often see deals for Amazon S&S items on deal hunting sites like Slickdeals. I've definitely gotten things like toothpaste, cereal, laundry detergent, etc for cheaper than what it costs in a local store.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:05 am

I buy online all the time, but honestly it's not just about saving money - most of what I buy can't be found locally for any price. And frankly going to the store fighting the crowds standing in line and getting hassled by the help is a PITA. At Best Buy, they are all over you like they think you are going to steal something. No sooner does one of them pester you than another one walks up and does it. God I hate that. Leave me the hell alone if I want help I'll come find you. Ironically the one time I wanted their help, I walked from one end of the store to the other and couldn't find a soul to help me. I kid you not.

So I tend to buy most things online, though I will give local stores I like business but most things I buy online I just can't get locally.

Now they are going to start charging us sales tax on Amazon purchases, another way the government can get more of our money to waste. Funny how they always have another 4 billion for Pakistan or Egypt but no money for Americans who are paying for that. Gotta have our priorities I guess.

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Postby jumbo » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:14 pm

djrez4 wrote:Amazon Prime makes it brainless.


Very true.
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