Saturday, December 3, 2011
What do you buy on-line to save money or aggravation?
I just placed an on-line order for 6 months of "Teenie Greenies" treats for our dog for a price I could never get at a pet store. I even found a discount code for an additional $5 off and there was free shipping. On the other hand when we needed to get more of her special shampoo I found it was the same price or a little less to buy it from a locally owned shop. This got me thinking about what I already buy via the internet vs. shopping at local businesses or chain stores.
The items purchased on-line at a savings recently were a supply of specialty furnace filters, books, and printer ink. I also ordered Christmas and birthday gifts that were on wish lists that came complete with links listed. I didn't save any money on those but I didn't have to drive around to get them either and I was able to send them home wrapped with the recipients after Thanksgiving so there was a saving on postage. Most of our shopping is for consumable items for ourselves, the dog, or our home so we go to the store for those.
I have started considering though what else we could buy on-line less expensively and really would like to hear what others are doing.