August 20, 2020 at 11:53 am #214835
I don’t like Amazon. They get very devious. If you don’t have Prime they are continuously trying to trick you into subscribing, and they advertise things as zero postage but then only let you know postage will cost unless you buy more to spend over £20 (this may now have changed to free delivery on your first Amazon order as I see for many things but I have not shopped there for months). In all cases it never seems to be possible to check on prices and delivery before you have signed in and on the point of purchase. If you look you will find that many items can be obtained cheaper by going directly to the suppliers website anyway. They are evil!
Personally I prefer ebay as I can at least go to basket and add or subtract things so getting my budget sorted.August 24, 2020 at 12:21 am #215040
It’s funny that you mention Amazon’s Prime membership…
I’m a Prime member on amazon.com (US). I just recently bought two German down comforters and pillows from amazon.de and paid the “exorbitant” shipping to my address in the U.S. Apparently, my prime membership isn’t valid worldwide…that’s fair. The total was still half price of the California site I used to purchase items for my mom.
I also ordered some German bedding from amazon.co.uk. Again, the total was half price.
Then, I noticed that there was a lot more selection on amazon.de. I ordered two more comforter sets…again half off. During checkout, the site told me that my shipping would be free if I had an Amazon Prime membership (all the way to the US?!). I could try it free for 30 days. I didn’t want to buy another Prime membership for Germany, and I didn’t feel right about enrolling in a 30-day trial just to get free shipping this time. So, I declined their offer.September 7, 2020 at 9:03 am #215845
I always decline Prime offers on Amazon.
Anyhow, I order loads of items online. PayPal is my friend here. It is a safe and secure way to pay. If you’re not with PayPal, what are you waiting for? It is much, much safer than sharing credit card details with different online retailers.
Get PayPal: and save your bacon.September 7, 2020 at 11:48 am #215851
My daughter has prime so if I want to order a Prime article I do it via her account and get the free postage…we also enjoyed the Amazon prime TV which is a bit like Netflix and for €2.99 a month it really does work out well because again you can have 5 devices or something so I piggyback from my daughter
September 7, 2020 at 9:51 pm #215873
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I just bought the FireStick. Boy, am I impressed! As a 5-year Amazon Prime member, I can watch a lot of things for free…but, I’ve never really taken advantage of it. I’ve watched a couple of things in the past on my computer, but that’s not convenient for 2 people.
My hubby and I are currently binge-watching “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” an Amazon original series.October 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm #218168
I have a computer hooked up to the TV when I stream. I use Prime Video at times, and Disney+ too. Most of the Prime use in my house is for the shipping, since online shopping was really helpful even before this year – local selection in the sizes and styles we need/want is poor. Hooray for oblige shopping! ☺️February 18, 2021 at 8:26 pm #228109
Since COVID-19 pandemic, I have been doing a LOT of online shopping. I bought myself electronics and DVDs. I also bought various other items. Online shopping is a godsend. I’ve got things I’ve needed without having to go into a shop. [And those shops are closed.]
I also love the Internet because it is a vast array of information. There is so much to discover about the world’s people. AND I get to post on here! I do love Female Forum.February 18, 2021 at 10:56 pm #228121
Online shopping helped in previous years as I found that local selection of products was not matching up with our needs. I also found that regular stores are set up in ways that overload the senses of some special needs kids, including my own. (Lighting, music, amount of people, amount of products to be seen, smells, etc.) So, online shopping saved us!
I want to cut back on some of the entertainment spending, since I fall for books and music and movies easily but don’t need them all in my personal collection! Buying necessities is still a great idea, though, and I’d like to get in a habit of saving up items to put in a larger order at one time. Sometimes, it makes sense to just buy immediately when I find the item available, but I’d like to avoid impulse buying. I may not need all the household items I see either! (But the hedgehog salt-and-pepper shakers that come next month are gonna be awesome! Hee hee.)March 8, 2021 at 9:36 am #228789
I use online shopping on a regular basis. It is easy, convenient and all that gubbins. I love Amazon and Boots.com. I am forever online, so this works for me.
Also: Lloyds Pharmacy are with Echo. Basically, they are running a prescription delivery service. I have decided to join up. I have a repeat prescription, you see, and the chemist are running the service to free up staff to reduce waiting times in a chemist. It makes sense, so that people who urgently need assistance in the chemist don’t have long waiting times.
If you’re interested, you could request a prescription home delivery service from Lloyds Chemist.March 9, 2021 at 7:43 am #228808
I presume you have one of these if your costs add up too much Kitty : https://www.gov.uk/get-a-ppcMarch 9, 2021 at 12:44 pm #228811
I have spoken to my dad and he seems to think there is no point in me signing up for the Echo prescription delivery service. He’ll sign up himself – today – and see how it works for him. I already have an online account with my local medical centre and have the prescription sent directly from my doctor to the chemist. Plus, I only have a short walk to collect my repeat prescription.
Why fix something if it isn’t broken? It is still a good idea for a lot of people: but perhaps not me.March 10, 2021 at 8:25 am #228848
My view is that if you can keep yourself safe with distancing etc the having a walk to the chemist is keeping you fit Kitty. The delivery service is using fuel which would not be needed. It’s only a little bit but I do tend to think of these points.March 10, 2021 at 9:04 am #228850
Online shopping ,, great.
Ive just got a great deal on a flooring that comes from the other end of the country so there is no way I would have come across it in my local area because Im taking the M2 left from a larger order Im getting a 70% discount. Thats amazing..
Next week Ive got building supplies delivered again ordered online because trawling up and down the motorway would just be a waste of fuel.
There are lots of bargins to be had but I only order from approved online stores or middle men like amazon/ bol./ etc who will address problems if there are any.March 10, 2021 at 12:41 pm #228855
I ordered a few items online a few days ago: they were delivered today. I do 100% love online shopping. I have bought 100’s and 100’s of items online for years and years. It is easy, convenient and fast: I see no issues with online shopping.
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