Save money shopping online


One of the great benefits of shopping online is the ability to do comparative shopping at the click of a mouse. Instead of driving around from store to store, scouring the weekend paper for specials, or asking everyone you know, you can easily go online and do all the research you want, anytime, anywhere.

As such you can find exactly what you are looking for at the best possible price. Oh, how I love the internet.

And now, I just read another twist. You save even more money by not getting in your gas guzzler, a.k.a. car, to go shopping. You are saving money by the sheer virtue of staying at home. This is according to a Harris Interactive Study.

This trend to shop from home to save gas money, apparently, is mostly in regards to big ticket items.

While I certainly agree that gas is (frightfully) expensive, I’m not sure if I would go so far as to say that’s why I shop online. There are at least a half dozen benefits before that, which already had me convinced.

Maybe the quest to save gas is more prevalent amongst people who live in more remote places?

There are a lot of factors at play here. And like all good studies, this one opens the door to so many more questions and areas of research.


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