Do you prefer shopping in stores (vs. online) for the holidays? If so, what is the biggest reason?

There is a lot of excitement in stores during the holidays, and it's fun to get caught up in the holiday spirit.  There are always good deals to find, and you can see exactly what you're getting before you buy it.  What do you love about shopping in stores during the holidays?

Yes, I like the excitement of holiday shopping in stores (24.2%)

Yes, because I don't like to pay shipping costs online (12.2%)

Yes, I find better deals in stores (11.3%)

Yes, I like to see products in-person before I buy them (29.5%)

No, I prefer shopping online (22.9%)

Do you prefer shopping in stores (vs. online) for the holidays?  If so, what is the biggest reason?
  • beachdolphin By beachdolphin
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    I do both. I like going into stores and finding that perfect gift for a loved one. thou when I am in a rush I will order a gift online when there is free shipping.

  • bredawn By bredawn
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    it's fun and i like to get out to see whats new

  • MomaNikki82 By MomaNikki82
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    Shopping in the stores is part of Christmas to me. The enjoyment of everyone checking out Christmas items and getting ideas from others to get them as gifts. And the holiday atmosphere.

  • cathy825 By cathy825
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    I like to try on things in person before I make a purchase.

  • aobkitty19 By aobkitty19
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    i like to do both i need to see the quality of the product before i buy it listen to other people for their opinions taking time with my children in the stores and shopping and watch their eyes to know what to buy!

  • homeschoolgirl By homeschoolgirl
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    I enjoy shopping in store and online. It all depends on which is cheaper. :)

  • amymaow By amymaow
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    Are you kidding? I do not touch the stores in the entire month of December. No way!

  • mrstillis03 By mrstillis03
    on Sep 19, 2009  

    I like to go to the store and get my items but i will buy some on-line.

  • edbingham By edbingham
    on Sep 19, 2009  

    I have had some of the worst luck ever trying to shop online during the holiday season. Multiple times I have encountered situations where the inventory for items listed online was not accurate with the inventory in the store the items were supposed to be delivered from! I would much rather go into a store and see that they for sure carry the item I am interested in purchasing!

  • jessica243 By jessica243
    on Sep 19, 2009  

    I luv shopping in stores where would i be if there where no stores....hahah