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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?
  • jos_bgosh By jos_bgosh
    on Sep 19, 2009  

    I will buy things online that I could purchase whether or not I touch and feel it, like a book or something electronic. If it is anything like clothing, I like to purchase in a store because I like to try on sizes and feel the material.

  • ssadler06 By ssadler06
    on Sep 19, 2009  

    I like both. Stores offer a certain energy for the holidays that cannot be duplicated online. Online shopping offers the best convenience when I know what I need, but I dislike paying shipping costs.

  • mommiemookie By mommiemookie
    on Sep 19, 2009  

    I like to get to lots of stores to see what is available for the holiday season and i can compare products and decide what i am buying for people on my list.

  • Connie88 By Connie88
    on Sep 19, 2009  

    I like to do both but if I want my product right away then I just go to the store and buy it. You can find some great deals online but the shipping costs can be overwhelming.

  • talianfly126 By talianfly126
    on Sep 20, 2009  

    I like to go to the store and see the product/item and then go on line and see if I can get a better price. If I can then i buy it if not then I'll go back to the store!

  • ndb555 By ndb555
    on Sep 20, 2009  

    I do a little bit of everything, catalogs, online, and stores. I can't even say I do one more than another it all depends on what I am looking for and where I find it.

  • sammie440 By sammie440
    on Sep 20, 2009  

    I only buy online if there is free shipping.

  • leilani By leilani
    on Sep 20, 2009  

    I enjoy going to a store to purchase items because I find the best deals are the ones that are not advertised.

  • irishgirl37 By irishgirl37
    on Sep 20, 2009  

    I like the fact that I can usually create a shopping list that is saved on different sites. That way I can get free shipping as I go back over a period of time and sometimes get a deal on one of the items on my list.

  • RFlemingo By RFlemingo
    on Sep 20, 2009  

    I love the hunt, but have to touch