Are you still ordering everything online?

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Tooter, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:31 AM.

  1. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    It's not just the price. Its the convenience of knowing that they will leave it in my porch every time, rather the trying to get in touch with random delivery companies or have to go down to the sorting office as I've got a red slip.
     
  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Still buy groceries and clothes in shops. Doubt that will ever change. Need to handle the products
     
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  3. hash tag

    hash tag member

    On one side of the coin you have to pick your battles and it is a nightmare checking out companies to ensure you can accept their ethics enough to use them.
    Another test is would you work for them or be happy for your nearest and dearest to work for them.
    I appreciate that Amazon won't care about not getting my custom and that it will make no difference to their profits but at least I will have tried to do my bit.
     
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  4. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Groceries certainly.

    Many of my clothes I buy online according to who offers free returns. Then I'll order two or sometimes 3 of the same thing in different sizes and send back what doesn't fit. I hate clothes shopping in shops.
     
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  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Free returns is way too much hassle. When I buy clothes, I want to make sure they fit me and suit me the first time, so I go and buy them
     
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  6. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I'm the other way round. The hassle is in traipsing around shops until you find what you're after, in a colour you like, in your size,then trying stuff on, getting dressed again, and dragging it all home. What a palaver.

    Look it up online, order it, get it next day then stuff what you don't want in the Amazon locker at Sainsburys when you next go food shopping. Boom!
     
  7. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    No you don’t. You think you do, but you don’t. I was the same, put off online supermarket shopping for years - and am now a convert. Nobody really needs to pick up and put down six different packs of bananas before buying. Plus, the substitutions and returns policy are absolutely first class. You don’t have to accept anything you don’t want (though not once have I had cause to send back fruit or veg) and the substitution policy always works in the customers favour, often majorly. For example last week I got my gf some Raffeloes. Just the 4. They didn’t have them. So they substituted a box of 20 instead. For the same price as the four I ordered.

    Not to mention the money saved in petrol and the hours saved in arguing with my gf. Living in the middle of nowhere online shopping is a godsend.
     
  8. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    It's not really an empty gesture or cutting off your nose to spite your face. Other than that though - great point :thumbs:
     
  9. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    yes.

    they don’t have them in Sainsbury’s. My other options are the likes of pret, itsu etc in Sheldon square, the station shops, the garden centre by little Venice.....
     
  10. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    It's the very definition of both!
     
  11. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Well I disagree
     
  12. hash tag

    hash tag member

  13. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I'm sorry. :(
     
  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    I have to be in at a certain time blah blah blah. I find going to the shops more convenient and I like walking down the aisles to give me some inspiration for what I'll cook next week. I like checking out the bargains too.
     
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  15. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    All the ‘bargains’ are listed online. My shopping arrives when I get in from work. I tend to be in when I get in from work.
     
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  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Sounds like a right pain to me. I need to walk down the aisles and see the produce for myself. I'm not going to make a poor delivery guy wait while I feel his plums and then send him away with them cos they're not ripe enough
     
  17. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Yeah it’s a real trial. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    My supermarket is just down the road and I can pop by on my way home. Much easier that way.
     
  19. hash tag

    hash tag member

    They are, even the products that have reached their sell by date like sandwiches which will do me for dinner...
     
  20. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Yes and that’s cool. Mine is 13 miles away and this saves on fuel, dragging heavy shopping bags through the shop and car park, etc etc. But especially the arguments with my gf.
     
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  21. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    Bought the xmas wine online.

    Getting most prezzies in town I think or maybe even second hand. Innevitably will end up ordering something online tho.
     
  22. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Paddington Basin is -*weird*- it’s like it has been dropped from outer space, then they have tried to retrofit stuff to make it seem like a real place.
     
  23. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Just round the corner from us but we only really go through there to get to the station. We had some cracking meals on The Grand Duchess in the summer though.
     
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  24. Marty1

    Marty1 lol

    It certainly is their busiest time of year - I’ve just got back home from delivering 248 parcels for the bastards.
     
  25. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    There are a couple of things that are quite good- the British design display under the bridge was cool, the Darcie May is nice in the summer (and their brunch is pretty good). Vagabond is massively gimmicky but I quite like it. The pizza truck that is outside M&S periodically is delicious. It’s just really odd and out of context- loads of bits of it you could genuinely be in any city in the world, it’s just dropped in from nowhere, utterly out of context.

    also, the blocks are really poor quality. They aren’t old and our office has dodgy lifts, Slightly ropey plumbing etc. Family who live in a block opposite say the same in the blocks of flats.
     
  26. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I've no idea why anyone would choose to live there. I went to a party in one of the flats there a few weeks ago and the views from all of the windows were close ups of the Marylebone flyover. This is in a £2 million apartment.
     
  27. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    That is the view from my desk :D

    The people I know who live there are refugees placed there as part of the VPRS. They aren’t keen- not wanting to be ungrateful etc but say it’s noisy, unfriendly, very different to the thriving community they are used to back in Syria.
    I don’t see the attraction of lots of new developments in London though. Often really close together and feel a bit like they’re built of lego
     
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  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    it does achieve something. independent shops run on a much smaller scale and margins. your business to a small indie makes a significant difference to that indie.

    fuck amazon
     
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  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    better value to who?
     
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  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Last time I ordered something physical from Amazon was Nov 2014. Looks like it was a b'day present for my mum.

    I had a Kindle Fire so was hooked into their ecosystem and was still buying ebooks, videos and apps in the intervening years, but last of any of those was an ebook I bought in March of this year, and now I'm completely out :)

    A lot of my buying has switched over to eBay, which I'm not sure is much better :hmm: Working on weaning myself off that, too.
     
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