Internet can be a great resource for those who want less to spare and more to save. Whether economical, environmental, political or religious turbulence, we extract more good from it if used properly. Thanks to those people with growing interests and innovative minds. Greatnesses like online Banking, shopping, gaming, schooling, dating and many other elements comprise the spectrum to wrap our time and effort into few small steps of huge successes.
Not everyone uses internet however based on recent survey nearly 2/3 have access to internet. The current percentage shows 40 percent use online banking on regular basis from 67 percent with access to internet. On average person sharing same background spends little over a Three year using internet in their life time, which makes it big market place for online selling and purchasing, a small part of e-commerce. Looking at these statistics more and more people feel secure using internet services and enjoy all types of convenience it offers like online shopping for the most part.
To me online shopping is like a cheap breath mint; cool at first like finding something expensive on discounted price but the aftermath of bad taste come from common billing errors or meaning less warranty if the store has gone bankrupt. As everything else in life, there are pros and cons with shopping online. Higher risk of identity theft, you can’t touch the item shipping cost is a major issue which prevents people from shopping online. On the flip side shipping cost or any other hidden fees you may pay are no different than gas money spent to drive yourself to any distance only to find that you have limited your options between two stores selling the same product with very little price variation.
Greatest success belongs to stores like http://www.DealSourceDirect.com, a mid range consumer electronic store offering discounts and free shipping to its customer in US and Canada. My recent trip to their store was for an Ion Discover DJ System, a birthday gift for 17 year old upcoming DJ who absolutory adores its simple features with Bold performance. Special notes allowed me to send a gift card free of cost. This was my sixth purchase this year and not once my product was delayed, defective or unavailable.
Although the service varies from store to store, you are bound to save time and hundreds of dollars in taxes, brokerage, and overhead cost making it much more effective, environment friendly solution which also keeps more green in pockets and less to spare for funeral services of president’s dead wives.