Friday, 12 April 2013

Online Shopping

I'm not a clothes shopper.  I just don't enjoy it.  I can shop for an entire day and not buy a thing.

When the kids were younger, I could shop at consignment and thrift stores.....actually, I still do!  I was also blessed to always have friends and relatives coming through my door with bags of 'hand me downs'.  But the kids are getting more and more particular about what they wear.  We have a big box store in town but sometimes that just doesn't cut it.

A trip into Ottawa is an absolute nightmare for me.  I hate shopping for clothes, let alone shopping for clothes with five children with me.

Online shopping has become my solution.

The last couple of days I have been sorting through drawers and there are several bags ready for the 'Sally Ann'.  They were in need of some new spring/summer clothes.

We are having our last winter storm today.  The buses were cancelled and the windows are covered in ice.  This morning, I suggested we go shopping and I asked them to boot up the laptop.

The next two hours I spent shopping with them.  They picked out all their new stuff and were so happy.  I was really surprised with the selection and that nearly everything they wanted was available in their size.  And the prices were fantastic!

I even managed to pick out a couple things for myself!

I proceeded to the checkout and then I was so disappointed.  The child that had turned on the computer had went to the USA website....not the Canadian one.  We were on the wrong site.

I was ready to cry.

I wrote the order down and then went into the Canadian site.  The selection was dismal....there was no selection....and there were no sizes available.  It was pathetic really.  I told the kids what had happened and they were so disappointed.  I had a look at the plaid shirts that Jack had been looking at.  There were two on the Canadian site....neither of which we liked....and there were about 10 different ones on the US site.

I couldn't stand it.

I went back to the US site and put the order through.  I wanted to see what the total would be.  The shipping was really reasonable.  It was the duty and taxes that was pricey. 

I asked Terry what to do and he said, "Just buy it."  That price was worth it.  It's everything they want and we don't have to go anywhere to get it.

I love him.


1 comment:

  1. Funny, I was just thinking yesterday how much I dislike shopping for clothes. I tend to go to Old Navy's Canadian website.....and once the girls start wanting to pick their own I'm going to send them with James. No patience for me when it comes to waiting for people to try on things & then make a decision.


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