I've bought loads of stuff this way and it is simple, easy and relatively safe if you use trusted companies and Paypal.
The only trouble comes with the delivery.
Have you had to stay in for 13 hours waiting for a white van man to turn up?
That's what I was told when I bought a pair of super dooper training shoes for my fitness regime. I opted to pay extra for next day delivery and was then told the man in the van could arrive at any time between 8am and 9pm.
Which is a but a bit tying, even if, like me, you work from home. What if you want to go to the shop for a newspaper or a loaf of bread? What if you want to to take a walk?
Sorry. You have to stay in and wait.
How do people who work full time manage with online shopping? Easier, I would have thought, to wait until Saturday and go into town and do it the old fashioned way.
And yet the internet is the way forward, we are told. Supermarkets, fashion chains and hardware stores all have websites and offer home delivery.
A report from the Centre for Retail Research predicts the growth of online shopping could lead to the closure of one in five high UK street stores by 2018, which will mean 316,000 job losses.
Well I have an idea about how to alleviate those retail redundancies. The former shop workers could be re-employed as house sitters to wait in for 13 hours until your training shoes are delivered.
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