ANYONE == If You Purchase Things Online??

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by S-Elaine, May 19, 2011.

  1. S-Elaine

    S-Elaine Member

    Hi all,

    Just wondering ….. for those of you that have had a REALLY GOOD experience with purchasing things online, instead of going to the store for them, what have you bought????

    What items or products do you purchase online instead of getting them from a Store, which would mean ~~~~ you would have to go out.

    Many of us can’t get out of the house. With our Medical Conditions it can be difficult or too taxing, so what seems to be convenient items to purchase ---- when you do.

    I personally have found SOME Online shopping to be much easier & have found prices to be very reasonable. Although, I do have certain websites I purchase from and I was specifically looking for GIFTS and did not have the time or energy to go to book stores, buy CD’s or even deal with crowds during Holidays.

    I am have bought certain Brand Make Up, Hair Products, or difficult to find items, like Henna …… all items I use & I know I already like to be more convenient to buy in BULK online if the PRICE is right.

    All or any replies are welcomed.

    Thanks in advance!!

    == Elaine
  2. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member

    Hi Elaine,

    I have used on line shopping mostly for gifts, from and other places as well as thing for myself and of course our meds , and many vitamins and supplements from PH and other sites as well.

    Wasn't sure we could post other sites on here but maybe that depends on if they are competeing with PH.

    I have gotten lots of Christmas gifts on line including getting and sending gift cards either to my home or directly to the persons home, that I am sending it too.

    I have found the service very helpful to me, especially at Christmas and birthday times or when I want to get something for myself.

    That is a great question and maybe I can get a few hints from others too.

    Hope you are feeling and doing much better Elaine. Miss you sweetie on the boards.

  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I buy supps from PH here, jewelry from both QVC and HSN, Adrienne Arpel Signature A cosmetics from HSN, and I even bought a small Nate Berkus table from HSN. I recently got a good deal on a digital camera from HSN too.

    I don't buy clothes online as I like to see and feel the fabric. Also, it seems to me that the prices are high for clothes at QVC and HSN. The gourmet food is very expensive and it costs a lot to ship it.

    I have bought items from Amazon and, of course, download books from them for the Kindle.

    All in all, my experiences has been positive.

    Love, Mikie
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I'm laughing because I call it the "Goldilocks Syndrome" when I have to find things which fit just right.

    Love, Mikie
  5. lgp

    lgp Well-Known Member

    I do alot of online shopping. I keep my an eye out for 'free shipping specials' or promos..I am really, really cheap when it comes to paying for shipping!!

    I have ordered with frequency from Overstock, Smartbargains, Home Decorators Collection, Nordstrom, LandsEnd, Chadwicks, Zappos, Amazon, Famous Footwear, and Sun and Earth to name a few. I have never been disappointed with Overstock and Home Decorators always has some kind of discount. I just bought a beautiful area rug from them. And interestingly, I have found that if I place an item in my cart but do not follow through with the order, I wind up getting an email offer for a discount or free shipping from the company.

    I have had really good luck with all of the companies I have mentioned. You can't beat Amazon's prices, and if you spend $25 or more you get free shipping. And Zappos is great too---free shipping on all orders and free return shipping so it's a win/win! at Christmas, I was so bummed out because the boots I wanted were in Nordstrom, but they were out of my size in the store. Went home, checked the website, and sure enough, they had them. And really fast free shipping!

    To me, time is money, and anything I can order and have delivered for a cheap cost is soo worth it. And BTW, the best coats I own came from Overstock!!!

    Happy shopping--Laura
  6. lgp

    lgp Well-Known Member

    I do the same thing too..when we are looking for an appliance or an electronic, we do ALL of our researching and browsing on-line, so if we have to go to a retail store, we know what we are purchasing on the way in. Ditto for Target, I usually peruse the flier before I go so I know what's on sale and if it is worth it to bring certain coupons along. No great Target run that week!!!

  7. S-Elaine

    S-Elaine Member

    Thanks for the ideas.

    No ------- I certainly was not asking about Vitamins or Supplements. I buy them from ProHealth as well.

    No -------- no mention of websites we may go to.

    Nope, wasn’t what I intended with my question. (Sorry, if I caused any “additional” confusion!)

    Was wondering, as the Market has shifted so much ~~~~ what are people purchasing Online, if at all????

    I have been researching this quite a bit and am surprised to see the things being purchased.

    It is amazing to me. Actually rather surprising and I am going to continue to watch it.

    JAMIN ======= Thanks. I did not think of “Organic”.

    MIKIE ====== Oh, so you get certain brand Jewelry and Cosmetics. OK, and then you download books. Thanks for the info. I just ordered a Trial Mini Skin Care Set from HSN the other day.

    GRANNIE ====== Hi there my Dear! Yes, I am doing well. I miss you guys so much. I really do. I stop in and read at the PORCH a little here & there. Since I still have so much work on my plate right now, I am not able to join back in. As I complete items from my TO-DO list, then mysteriously, there seems to be more. Ah, I haven’t had my car fixed yet either from that accident back in November. My Family is at peace & I have been loving that. I work Online like you know. I go out with my friends here and there. All of my Counseling & appointments with my Psychiatrist have been cut back. I have been doing so well, where I’m living live, yet can’t seem to keep up with the fast pace of it!

    My Mother has been hiring people to fix up different things outside of our house, on our Property & in the house as well.

    The Lyrica doesn’t seem to be working for me so much. I see my FMS Specialist on Friday so we will talk about different options. I tried a Cortisone injection. Seemed to help a bit, but today …… YIKES, my back is in a lot of pain.

    My Aunt has been visiting for the last 9 days & that has thrown me off schedule a little. Yesterday we had a lot of Relatives over & I did most of the running around, so my body just needs to rest up to recuperate.

    …… PACING is something I sort of keep forgetting about!

    Thinking of ALL of you.

    HUGS and best wishes out to everyone.

    == Elaine
  8. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member

    What a nice surprised to see you pop in on us today. So glad you did. We've surely been missing you but understand you must do what you must do !! Glad things are going along for you pretty well but sorry that the Lyrica has not been working for you as it once did, or you thought it would. I just figure that I will have my pain for the rest of my life. It is always there. Anymed I would take would be added to everything else for b/p, hypothyroid, osteoporosis, whatever and I don't need any more possible side effects. If you find out anything that really works please let me know.

    The only other meds I am taking besdies those is for the sleep thing. Still working on it and taking my same meds but less of them. What I had taken before in supps. wasn't really working that well.
    May try some other supps. later on again.

    Glad your family is being calm at the moment and your mom is fixing uo the outside of the house and all. Glad that she is doing well and you too and that you have cut down on your visitis to the therapist since you were doing much better. I am so happy for you.

    Pop in some day soon to the Porch. Seems like so many that used to be there are taking off to do other things. Also others are just so busy with family and all they can't be on that much. We understand but miss them just the same.

    Need to go get ready for beddy bye now . I will need to call the doc bright and early to try and get an appointment to see what is going on with the arm (elbow) that I had surgery on 16 years ago. Think the stuff he left in there broke lose or just plain broke. So, they probably need to come out. GEEZ !! They probably should have taken them out in the first place but now only if they are causing trouble. Well, I think it is so time get them out. Hope I don't have to wait for a doc visit as well as well as for the surgery (removal).

    Well, gotta run for now. Hope to hear from you soon again.