What makes you buy online?

What makes you buy online?

Discussion in 'General Internet Marketing' started by freelancerguy, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. freelancerguy

    freelancerguy Member

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    Hi there IM Stars,

    What makes you buy stuff online?
    What's your thought process?

    Please share your honest answers
     
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    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    Depends upon my need , Budget and yes of course how many review that product have.

    But there are ways to manipulate with the review system you can buy review almost for every site.

    At the end If i have to buy something i will go what my mind says .
     
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    Need basically. If there is something I need and there is proof about that product indicating that it works. Then I buy, or if it is a beta I only buy if I know the people behind the product.
     
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    Great availability and affordability, mostly. I can find very specific things online that are not available on most stores normally. Smartphone tripod, guys? :D
     
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    Price, need and features. That's the main reason why I shop online. Their are just certain products that I need that are far more cheaper and has more value for my money that are sold online. You can buy a flat iron online for 70% cheaper than buying in a regular store in the mall. Though their are issues on quality though and false advertising. Their are cases wherein the products that I have purchase are fake or is different from what is advertised. But that the joys and woes of buying online I guess.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly. I recently explored several, and I do mean several flower sites to send flowers to my Aunt's funeral, and I found one that I could afford with a discount and the quality of the product was good. After checking reviews and feedback, I chose the one that suited my needs better.

    I also shop online for household merchandise, clothing, shoes, things of that nature. There are only a few places that I will shop for certain things, and for others I sometimes go out of my comfort zone. I've been pretty lucky with the places I've chosen so far.

    And of course, let's not forget the convenience of it all. Where I live there are no big stores unless you want to travel 30mins or more to get there, so online definitely helps.
     
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    Basically when I shop online, I select those things which is not easily available in my city. Like any jackets , headphones etc. After that price, review are the things which I take care of.
     
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    I buy stuff online whenever i have extra funds :) or if i can only find the product to online stores.
     
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    Good question and topic area to explore...

    I buy online if it is something I am willing to wait a couple days for and if it is something I think I can get cheaper online.

    I typically only buy from big name stores online such as Amazon.com, Walmart.com, ebay.com, etc.... I avoid doing business with the little guys simply because I don't like taking the risk about whether I will actually get the product or whether there will be a problem with the order. And, I don't like giving out my financial information like credit card numbers to anyplace that isn't a huge company or doesn't use Paypal. Again, it is simply not worth the risk for the little bit of convenience of buying online.

    I will occasionally buy something from a small lesser known place on the internet. But, I generally only do that if that is the only place I can get the product and that product is something I really, really want.

    If a website does anything to cause me to question whether or not I can trust it, then I would immediately abandon the sale. Again, the thought of having a headache with an order outweighs the potential convenience of ordering online. That is why I like to stick with big brand name places online like the ones I mentioned.
     
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  10. Dean

    Dean Active Member

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    Like many people I buy online for a couple of the main reasons that people do it. Mainly it's for the ease of buying something and just having it shipped to your home or business. After that it's for the ability to get the best price possible without having to drive all over town to find it.

    It's just so easy to get a good deal on things online and get them shipped where toy want and while doing it from anywhere you want or need to.

    I do still buy some things locally around town to help support the local businesses when possible but some things are only available online since many businesses have closed their doors and some things are not available locally.

    Cheers, Dean.
     
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    I usually buy online because I don't have the time to always go to stores and buying online is just much easier. I also buy things online that I can't find where I live. Sometimes I buy online because it's cheaper but I would not mind paying more locally as long as it is not way higher.
     
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    When I buy things online I usually do it because it is just easier. I am always busy with my family needs and buying things online makes my time more effectively used so that I can attend to all I need to do.
     
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    I usually buy online because it's just a lot easier for me due to my time constraints with all the work I do. I am working online anyway so it's just easier to make my purchases online since it saves me time.

    I do buy things around the city but I usually buy online when possible so that I have more time to get things done that I need to get done. ;)
     
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    I buy many things online because where I live not everything is easy to find around town so it's just a lot easier to find things online and have them sent to me. I used to be a little afraid to buy some things online because I was afraid of scams but I really have not had any problems at all.
     
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    I have already posted in this thread but wanted to add that I have been buying a lot more online lately because it seems like every time that I am looking for something locally they are out of stock of what I am looking to purchase.

    I go online and can usually find what I need right away so I am able to get what I was looking to buy.

    I have noticed that the local retailers are carrying less stock than every and missing out on lots of sales because of this. I guess that's probably how it is going to be from now forward.