Online shopping – Now a days it had become a trend.In my office we receive at least 10 parcels every day, all labelled with websites names. Dresses, shoes, hand bags, cosmetics, jewellery and God knows what everyone purchase online, even I have seen people receiving e-parcels of home decoration goods, microwaves, pillows and even lamp shades!!
My idea of shopping is to go into shops, look at the product you need to buy, look at other alternatives, touch the product and decide if I have to buy it or not. I cannot imagine myself searching on ebay or any other websites, looking at the picture of the products and then buying online and waiting for it to be delivered.
So, once I heard about heated eye-lash curler and I was so tempted to buy it that I started looking for it in all the shops be it drug store or high end cosmetic counters in malls but I cannot find it. My friend told me to try on ebay. Now, I was like online shopping….ehh..umm.. okie let me give it a try. Opened the website, searched for the curler, found the one which I wanted to try and clicked the purchase button. I had logged in using PK’s ID. For some reason I thought rather than buying this I will buy another one, I still have not entered the credit card details so it’s not a sale yeah?? Like that I clicked on few curlers but decided I will buy it later.
Next day, PK calls me in office – “Did you shopped on ebay??” I was like “NO”. He said – “I have received few emails confirming your purchases for heated eye-lash curlers.” I told him that I was browsing on the website but did not know that they are already purchased by me, I mean how does this happen?? I told PK to reply to the sellers that I clicked by mistake we don’t want them all. 😦
This was my first online shopping experience and I decided I won’t do online shopping. It’s so difficult!! I would rather go to a shop, buy my product and pay and come back home happily. All the time PK show me dresses online, I always deny saying we don’t know if that dress will fit fine or not. Then again there are problems in returning the dress and waiting for yet another 15 days for them to send the new dress. I am always worried what if I don’t like the quality of material?? What if I buy shoes online and it hurts me when I walk in those shoes?? There are so many “what ifs” in online shopping.
But now I am actually getting better. I ordered an eye-shadow and blush palate and a travel make-up brushes set for myself a month ago and I received it yesterday. I must say I am so happy with this purchase, I like all the shades in the palate and quality is also very good.
Also, few months ago PK bought couple of dresses for me online on ozsale.com.au. I was so happy to see the quality of dresses, they fitted very well. I have not tried buying shoes online yet.
Sometimes there are very good deals online to pass them, the prices are much cheaper than what we pay in shops. It’s just matter of experience I think, the more you browse on the websites, the more you read the reviews of the websites and their delivery timing and all, the easier it is to make decision.
So..What are your thoughts?? 🙂