Compare and Contrast Essay: Online Shopping vs. In-Store Shopping
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Online and in-store shopping differentiates in various ways. However, they both are convenient ways to shop. Recently, online shopping has been most convenient for me, but I enjoy both ways of shopping. I believe that shopping preferences change depending on a person’s situation. I noticed that many people are starting to prefer online shopping more than in-store shopping.
Online shopping is most convenient for individuals that don’t have time to go to the store. If you’re busy with an online job or online classes then online shopping can sometimes be more convenient. It’s also convenient since you don’t have to drive, catch the bus, wait in a long line, or deal with not being able to find an item. All you have to do is type in the item you’re looking for and it’s there. Once you find the item, you can order it at anytime because online stores never close.
Lately, I’ve been having a lot online shopping experiences. I usually buy from websites with a huge variety of sellers to be sure that I get the best price. When you’re looking for the best price, it requires research. The best price is more often found online, but not always. Online merchants will sometimes sell you an item for double the retail price. When the price isn’t doubled, it may be the same price plus shipping costs. Therefore, you still won’t have the best price. This item could possibly be on sale in retail stores.
In-store shopping can be most convenient for those who are rarely at home and don’t have time to compare prices. It’s especially convenient for those who work outside of home and students on campus. In-store shopping can also be a lot quicker since you don’t have to worry about shipping. All you have to do is grab the item you want, step in line, and buy it. I’ve had many experiences when I never received the item. When an item is coming from the United States, it should never take over two months to finally receive it.
I believe that some online stores can be really dishonest. I haven’t had nearly as many disappointments from in-store purchases as I did from online purchases. I’ve had the most disappointments with shipping. I’ve had experiences with sellers taking extremely long to finally ship an item. There were times when I never even received the item I ordered.