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Aug 1, 2022 3:08 PM CST Amazon dot com
secretagent09
secretagent09secretagent09NJ Transplant, North Carolina USA242 Threads 4 Polls 9,406 Posts
People are resorting to online shopping and the biggest entity is Amazon. In 2020 their sales were 386 Billion. Since I retired I don't do much shopping but I do resort to Amazon for gifts and things that I "think" need.

Of all the things you bought on Amazon what is the most useful item you bought. If there is more than one, please tell us about that one too.

The most useful purchase I made a long time ago is this long handle shoe horn.


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Aug 1, 2022 3:17 PM CST Amazon dot com
I strongly oppose any online shopping. I urge everyone to use real stores, try on the clothes before you buy, pick up and observe the object, dishes, appliance, etc...before you buy. BEFORE. Returning items by mail/freight can be difficult. Often taking more money and time than it's worth. And, getting a refund can take a long, long time. I recently needed to return items to a well-known and respected online shopping store. They were friendly enough --at first---and they did return all my money. But it took several months. Additionally, I really, really support small business, the kinds that have a real store, with real people, that you can really talk with. Please, everyone--ditch the computer buying and do it the "old-fashioned way". It's the right way, it actually saves time, and money (no shipping/handling fee, and you get the items RIGHT NOW with no guesswork about ifs, ands, and buts.) It always amazes me that the better way has always been there, people just HAVE to have it different, until something goes wrong, which it usually does. Go to stores! Spend real money! Stop this nonsense. Hang up and live, FFS!
Aug 1, 2022 3:20 PM CST Amazon dot com
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK106 Threads 4,558 Posts
I don’t understand people who are retired , shop online .
Surely , a trip to the local shops would be the highlight of their day ?, unless it’s bin day of course . rolling on the floor laughing
Aug 1, 2022 3:27 PM CST Amazon dot com
Youcannow: I don’t understand people who are retired , shop online .
Surely , a trip to the local shops would be the highlight of their day ?, unless it’s bin day of course .
Right ON! I think even busy working people should buy the old-fashioned way. Look, people found time for it then, and lives were sometimes even much busier. Don't you find it rather odd that with all the technology to "ease" our lives, it seems more chaotic than ever?? And we call it Progress? What a ship of fools.....
Aug 1, 2022 3:36 PM CST Amazon dot com
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK106 Threads 4,558 Posts
rohaan: Right ON! I think even busy working people should buy the old-fashioned way. Look, people found time for it then, and lives were sometimes even much busier. Don't you find it rather odd that with all the technology to "ease" our lives, it seems more chaotic than ever?? And we call it Progress? What a ship of fools.....
I couldn’t agree more .
The disappointing thing is , that these online shoppers are responsible for the closure of independent high street shops.
Aug 1, 2022 4:22 PM CST Amazon dot com
Coldheavenonline today!
Coldheavenonline today!ColdheavenNorthern Ireland Belfast, Antrim Ireland5 Threads 1,591 Posts
My younger son took a job working for Amazon and hated it the whole time. He said amazon treats their staff like crap and said that he’s not alone in that mindset. He worked for them for a little while then stopped working and got his payoff.
Aug 2, 2022 6:54 AM CST Amazon dot com
I buy most of my stuff through amazon and other online stores. If clothes or shoes don't fit just easily send them back in 10 days using original container with the provided prepaid shipping label. Everything Delivered right inside the garage, never left outside. Service at mom n pop stores is terrible in central ohio.
Aug 2, 2022 7:24 AM CST Amazon dot com
Youcannow: I don’t understand people who are retired , shop online .
Surely , a trip to the local shops would be the highlight of their day ?, unless it’s bin day of course .
Not everything one requires is available from local shops ,and if you don't drive another problem would be getting something heavy home I guess.

I used to shop at Amazon but too many scammers using this Company so deleted my A/C.handshake
Aug 2, 2022 1:15 PM CST Amazon dot com
Youcannow
YoucannowYoucannowLondon, Essex, England UK106 Threads 4,558 Posts
Tiger_Moth: Not everything one requires is available from local shops ,and if you don't drive another problem would be getting something heavy home I guess.

I used to shop at Amazon but too many scammers using this Company so deleted my A/C.
I was thinking of it from a social aspect rather than the practically. laugh
Aug 2, 2022 2:19 PM CST Amazon dot com
Tiger_Moth: Not everything one requires is available from local shops ,and if you don't drive another problem would be getting something heavy home I guess.

I used to shop at Amazon but too many scammers using this Company so deleted my A/C.
That may be the case in your region. In the U.S.A. even small towns have great supplies--Coos Bay has a population of 16000, and is the largest city on the Oregon coast. We have a "Fred Meyer", which advertises (honestly, too) "ONE-STOP-SHOPPING"--all the groceries you can imagine, clothing, shoes, home furnishings, electronics, a pet supply/feed center, pharmacy, sporting goods, linens, household supplies of all kinds--it's really incredible, and we are a small town. Of course, the tiny towns and villages that pepper our county also use Freddies--it's not necessary here to buy online. JMO
Aug 2, 2022 2:26 PM CST Amazon dot com
Youcannow: I was thinking of it from a social aspect rather than the practically.
Oh I don't need to go shopping to be social.grin

I have to agree that so many shops in the High Street have disappeared due to online shopping.handshake
Aug 2, 2022 2:45 PM CST Amazon dot com
secretagent09:
The most useful purchase I made a long time ago is this long handle shoe horn.
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I sometimes buy car parts from Ebay retailers in Latvia.
Bought some rubber bushing to Mitsubishi at less than 1/3 of 'normal' price.
Amazon... maybe I bought a battery there once .. a friend got it.
Was rubbish lol
Aug 2, 2022 2:52 PM CST Amazon dot com
To be fair, maybe it was ebay too that battery,
it lasted not long even with NOKIA printed and watermark and all.
I think Amazon is especially pop in USA?
Aug 2, 2022 2:55 PM CST Amazon dot com
Grandsiozzie: To be fair, maybe it was ebay too that battery,
it lasted not long even with NOKIA printed and watermark and all.
I think Amazon is especially pop in USA?
I've heard that, as well. Can't say from experience--with very few exceptions, I do not use the computer to do anything financial.
Aug 2, 2022 3:17 PM CST Amazon dot com
rohaan: I've heard that, as well. Can't say from experience--with very few exceptions, I do not use the computer to do anything financial.
I was always scared of online shopping too.
But as with most things, the fear eases up some with experience.
Like you roh In prefer going to a man across the counter.

Now with that said. Buying USED ITEMS frrom the net
I have only very good experience with. We have a huge portal here called FINN
and there you buy houses, cars, clothes, ski, tickets, stereo you name it.
Show up ath the address and pay cash if it lives up to the expectation, or transfer
there and then on the sellers computer.

What is the largest used items net site in America?
Craigslist?
Aug 2, 2022 8:46 PM CST Amazon dot com
secretagent09: The most useful purchase I made a long time ago is this long handle shoe horn.


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Aug 4, 2022 2:57 PM CST Amazon dot com
Grandsiozzie: I was always scared of online shopping too.
But as with most things, the fear eases up some with experience.
Like you roh In prefer going to a man across the counter.

Now with that said. Buying USED ITEMS frrom the net
I have only very good experience with. We have a huge portal here called FINN
and there you buy houses, cars, clothes, ski, tickets, stereo you name it.
Show up ath the address and pay cash if it lives up to the expectation, or transfer
there and then on the sellers computer.

What is the largest used items net site in America?
Craigslist?
I'm not sure if Craigslist is the largest, but it certainly is up there. We have specialty sites, too, like 'RockAuto', 'CarSoup'. 'Antiques for Geeks', and I guess there's one called 'Britches for Bitches' (womens clothing).
Aug 4, 2022 3:23 PM CST Amazon dot com
ChesneyChristonline now!
ChesneyChristonline now!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK11,588 Posts
rohaan: I strongly oppose any online shopping. I urge everyone to use real stores, try on the clothes before you buy, pick up and observe the object, dishes, appliance, etc...before you buy. BEFORE. Returning items by mail/freight can be difficult. Often taking more money and time than it's worth. And, getting a refund can take a long, long time. I recently needed to return items to a well-known and respected online shopping store. They were friendly enough --at first---and they did return all my money. But it took several months. Additionally, I really, really support small business, the kinds that have a real store, with real people, that you can really talk with. Please, everyone--ditch the computer buying and do it the "old-fashioned way". It's the right way, it actually saves time, and money (no shipping/handling fee, and you get the items RIGHT NOW with no guesswork about ifs, ands, and buts.) It always amazes me that the better way has always been there, people just HAVE to have it different, until something goes wrong, which it usually does. Go to stores! Spend real money! Stop this nonsense. Hang up and live, FFS!
Why not spend the money you save by shopping online in the town centre? In bars and in nail salons whilst the enormous efficiency of the internet is allowed to do it's thing. Why not increase the standard of living to what modern science makes possible, and to that which our great people deserve.
Aug 4, 2022 3:31 PM CST Amazon dot com
ChesneyChrist: Why not spend the money you save by shopping online in the town centre? In bars and in nail salons whilst the enormous efficiency of the internet is allowed to do it's thing. Why not increase the standard of living to what modern science makes possible, and to that which our great people deserve.
First, in the final analysis, I don't believe there is really a "savings'. Shipping and handling fees are on top of the purchase price, and returning items can be both lengthy and expensive. I just don't believe it's a good way to go, and reading my mail and some of the thumbs up here, it seems many others see it the way I do. If you want to shop online go ahead..I'm saying it really doesn't match the experience of buying directly....and, more and more, I need less and less. What I need and like can be easily found in actual stores around this community, by the way. Why would you "carry coal to Newcastle", as the saying goes??
Aug 4, 2022 5:12 PM CST Amazon dot com
Coldheavenonline today!
Coldheavenonline today!ColdheavenNorthern Ireland Belfast, Antrim Ireland5 Threads 1,591 Posts
I shop online all the time I just don’t use amazon.
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