Online Retail Therapy – Why do you shop?

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There is a possibility I have what could possibly be an unhealthy obsession with buying new things. I love to shop, especially since I can do it from the comfort of my own home, and not be accosted by annoying sales people, or be forced to see the way the clothes is “supposed” to fit on a size 2 mannequin. Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely no problem physically walking into a store empty-handed and leaving with enough bags to fill the Grand Canyon. But, why carry your shopping bags to the Grand Canyon, when everything can be delivered there? I love shopping online because you don’t have to carry bags around with you from store-to-store, and you don’t have to wait on long lines. The greatest thing of all about shopping online is discount prices. I always find better deals online, than I do in the stores. Good deals and affordable prices are very important if you are a borderline shopaholic who doesn’t have as much money as your desire to spend it.

Now, I do not think I have a shopping addition, because I am a firm believer in retail therapy. Shopping makes me happy and stress-free, because when I look good, I feel good. Why do you shop?

Here are a few of my favorite online shopping websites:

1.       Shop it to Me – this website acts a personal online shopper and scours the web to find you items that you will love. You even receive personalized e-mails with information on special VIP sale events, latest markdowns and secret promotional codes.

2.       Amazon.com – If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of the items link to Amazon. They really have an amazing selection of everything from jewelry to clothes to electronics. And, the prices are always a bargain!

3.      Zappos.com – Designer shoes for less…need I say more. What I love about Zapoos is that shipping and returns are ALWAYS free on all domestic orders. This is very important, because when you buy items online, especially shoes, they might not fit. The fact that you are not paying an extra cost to ship your items, and can get a full refund if you are not satisfied with your order, makes them one of my top favorites places to shop online.

4.    Shopstyle.com – I love this website because it acts as a search engine, and lets you browse fashions available at thousands of different stores, all at one time! You can search for products by designer, brand, store, sale items, price point, and color.

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