Where/what do you shop for online?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you shop online?
    YES, I love it!! : (28 votes)
    93 %
    No, it scares me. : (0 votes)
    Only for certain items I can't find in a store. : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I buy all kinds of things, both wedding related and non wedding related.

    Today I made an order with Elf Cosmetics [they are having a 50% off sale and I wanted to try a few of their products], as well as a Walmart order for my fiance, he ripped a pair of jeans at work yesterday so I ordered him a few new pairs. [We buy him the $9 walmart jeans because he goes through them quickly at work].

    Usually I just order things that I know I like [bras after i’ve found one in the store I like]. If I order things that I’m not sure I’ll like, I make sure it’s from a store where I can easily return it.

    I also order things like phone chargers, and smaller items from ebay because they are much cheaper for the same product. I just ordered 3 new phone chargers & aux cords [we lose them all the time] for .99 each, when they cost between $4-$7 in stores.

    For example, here are things I’ve bought off ebay in the past month :


    And we got FI’s tungsten ring on ebay, it was SO hard to find one he loved :

    Post # 3
    673 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    tattiibee:  Fellow Canadian bee and yes I feel your pain when it comes to customs/shipping costs! When I was wedding planning earlier this year, my online shopping increased dramatically…for some items I had to bite the bullet on the shipping costs but honestly I shopped around a lot and managed to keep the costs down. Some items I had to have shipped to family in the US because the sellers just didn’t ship to Canada. Now I shop mostly on Amazon, Chapters and Etsy and many sites offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount which isn’t usually an issue for me:) Also last week I got my first package from online shopping on Sephora, let me tell you that it was like an early Christmas…….the products I ordered plus lots of freebie samples AND I cashed in beauty points for bonus goodies, best cardboard box I EVER received!!!

    ETA: Also Stella + Dot, loved my purchases and the experience, products were exactly as on the site.

    Post # 4
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee

    Fellow Canadian! I’m super lucky that SO drives through the US almost weekly so I use a US mailbox and he picks stuff up. So I shop for pretty much everything online first! So much money to be saved!

    Even tho he’s away a night or two a week to do this… I don’t know what I’ll do if he stops US runs! lol



    Post # 5
    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I’m addicted to online shopping, I hate going into stores now. I order anything and everything from Amazon with my Amazon Prime account which lets me buy most items with free two-day shipping and returns.

    Clothes, shoes and jewelry from Nordstrom (free shipping and free returns and no minimum which I love). Makeup from Sephora. Cheaper and trendier clothes from Forever21, Kohls, JC Penny, American Eagle.

    I find most stuff on etsy to be overpriced so I try to shy away from there.

    Post # 6
    437 posts
    Helper bee

    another CDN bee!

    we live in cottage country now, so it’s not always easy to just head to the mall after work anymore 🙁 

    that said, i do a LOT of shopping online, but mostly stores that ship from canada. i don’t buy much in the way of what you listed other than chapters has actually been amazing when i’ve ordered online (much faster than amazon!)

    i have THE best luck buying from gap, banana, and lululemon.  the only stores i’ve ever had an issue with are zumiez (they ship from the US and their customer service is the WORST!)  and tory burch (only because it took FOREVER to get my purse b/c of customs i guess).  other than that, i’ve been really lucky!

    what kind of case are you looking for?  i feel  like a lot of clothing stores make their own cases now, so you could always check there!  also, i had great luck on karmaloop too!

    Post # 7
    1313 posts
    Bumble bee

    I buy a LOT from Amazon–movies,dvds and books and the few times I have a problem the matter was resolved quickly and ALWAYS in my favor within days.

    I also buy a lot of clothes from Sundance and have never had a problem. 

    Post # 8
    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I buy tons and tons and… everything. Online. Pretty much. I’m not in Canada though.

    Amazon is the big one. I use their subscribe & save program for lots of stuff – cat food, tampons/pads, lotions, dish & laundry ditergent, tea, some snack items. Basically anything I reguarly buy. But I also buy shoes (usually only if i’ve tried them on before and know). Home Improvement type stuff. Batteries. Home supplies. Pretty much anything that I know I don’t need to see before I buy.  I also use their app to scan barcodes and look stuff up while i’m at the store… so if it’s cheaper and I have time to wait for it, I’ll just order it online.

    I also like Vitacost for health & grocery type things. Zappos for shoes… they have lots of other stuff too though. 

    I’ll also shop online at normal stores I usually visit like Macy’s, Old Navy, etc. Especially if I can return in store.

    Post # 9
    585 posts
    Busy bee

    tattiibee:  I hate buying clothes and shoes..unless there is a store nearby I can return them to. Inevitably something won’t fit the way it’s supposed to. BUT I LOVE buying home decor, jewelry, purses, etc. I recently discovered sites like Jane.com (I don’t know if they ship to Canada, though..). But there are tons of similar websites. It’s a bunch of etsy sellers offering one time deals on one item. I only look at home decor usually, but they have some pretty cute clothes..especially for kids!

    Basically, I will buy anything as long as I can return it/exchange it in store. I hate returning through mail, especially if there is a fee. I agree with PPs Amazon Prime is the way to go!


    Forgot to mention I have recently fallen in love with PayPal Credit. You can pay any purchase over $99 off in installments over 6 months no interest and usually get cash back. It really helps for furniture or jewelry!

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  texaslemon.
    Post # 10
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    DH and I buy everything on Amazon (we’re in the US).  We’re Prime members, so for $80 a year we get “free” 2 day shipping on just about everything they sell, plus he gets access to free downloads of movies and tv shows and all (he’s the primary member. I don’t use that stuff anyway).  But we really do buy just about everything on there.  We get at least a delivery a week, our UPS guy is now a friend, lol.  I like Prime though because everything has free returns, and they really are 100% hassle free. I bought a dive computer a few months ago on Prime, and it came in and had clearly been at least a display model, if not used, and it was advertised as new in box.  I emailed them, printed a label, shipped it back the next day for free, and had a replacement (in perfect shape) within the week. 

    I don’t do much other online ordering. Sometimes I’ll order shirts for DH from Kohl’s cause it’s easier to get his size online, and we can return in store. I won’t order from anywhere I can’t return in store except Amazon, because it’s too much of a hassle.

    Post # 11
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    tattiibee:  i do all of my shopping online; well i should say all of our clothes we buy online. for everyone my son my husband and myself. i find it a lot easier; because we dont live close to most of the stores we buy our clothes from

    Post # 12
    6439 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love amazon.com. It sells books and so much more! The free shipping is great, and you have amazon prime, you can get free 2 day shipping. I have bought clothes, including wedding dress, online, but only with the conditions that I can return them in person and that there is free shipping. 

    Post # 13
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    tattiibee:  I do most of my shopping online. It helps to curb impulse buying and I often find a better selection of items online. Amazon is the first place I look when I’m in the market for something because you can read. reviews and compare prices. I also love Drugstore.com. You earn cash back with each purchase.

    Post # 15
    3512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    tattiibee:  I buy stuff online all the time! With Amazon Prime, almost everything I buy has free 2 day shipping. I use amazon for basically anything that I don’t need immediately or that is much cheaper online. I also get quite a bit of stuff off of eBay, especially if it is something that I want to buy used. 

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