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  • clickhere Nov 23, 7:48 p.m.

    with online shopping, you get a great description of the product, consumer reviews, expert help if you need it, and an easy return policy. I do as much as I can online, and my car doesn't get scratched / dented in the retail / mall parking lots.

  • raleighlynn Nov 23, 7:44 p.m.

    This is about my fourth year of online Christmas shopping. I shop online for most everything. No crowds, no wasted gas, and it comes right to the door. Can't beat that with a stick.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 23, 7:27 p.m.

    "Being disabled, online shopping is a lifesaver. Point, click and wait on the Big Brown Truck. I even use Harris Teeters drive up shopping.."

    I would have worked for them, but those shorts were just too much.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 23, 7:26 p.m.

    Over time online is going to pretty much do away with the big box stores. They ought to turn them into local holding warehouses and run same day delivery routes for a fee, and second day for free. The cost of operating and staffing these stores just adds to product cost. Given that most of the sales people in the big stores know little to nothing about product and people mostly care about price, brick and mortar makes little sense. Banks are going to start eliminating their physical presence. I wonder how long it will be before 3d printers eliminate not only stores, but manufacturers.

  • warbirdlover Nov 23, 7:20 p.m.

    Being disabled, online shopping is a lifesaver. Point, click and wait on the Big Brown Truck. I even use Harris Teeters drive up shopping..

  • whatelseisnew Nov 23, 7:04 p.m.

    "This should be an everyday thing, and not just a once a year deal. Shopping locally helps OUR local economy!"

    Actually we would serve ourselves far better if people spent less and saved and invested more. Course if I used plastic money and occasionally went bankrupt to get rid of the credit card debt then maybe I would agree with more shopping.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 23, 7:02 p.m.

    "Love to support the good folks that live in our community!!"

    I buy food and fuel in NC, very little else. Sales tax is too high. If I lived closer to a border, I would not even buy food and fuel in this State. Gas taxes are too high. I don't do much online stuff. The time I do buy clothes here is when they have the annual tax holiday. If the retailers want more business year round then they need to get on the Legislature to cut spending so they can also cut taxes.

  • sthiggs Nov 23, 6:57 p.m.

    I would love to buy my items in a brick and mortor store but many times they don't have what I need.

  • geosol Nov 23, 6:47 p.m.

    Love to support the good folks that live in our community!!

  • ListentoMeNow Nov 23, 6:38 p.m.

    I am tired of hearing NC whine about losing so much revenue to online shoppers. If the local stores would offer deals as good as folks can get online then they would be getting the lost business. I'm going to shop the store that gives me the best price and more than not that is online. Plus, if you want more customers then train your employees in the art of customer service. I have quit shopping Wal Mart in Garner because it is one of the most unorganized and frustrating stores I have ever been in. I think NC should try to fix their budget in other areas and stop griping about money they feel they are entitled to.

  • cdtech20059 Nov 23, 4:30 p.m.

    25 dollars free by using your amex. i'll be getting gift cards to small biz tomorrow.

  • Uhavenoclu Nov 23, 4:03 p.m.

    Just like marriage Christmas is more of a business that is very exploited and people have been sucked into the phony beliefs of it.

  • NCworkingwoman Nov 23, 3:59 p.m.

    Black Friday shoppers filled the malls or did those folks think about keeping those local businesses in your area thriving - Did anyone remember to shop at your local stores instead of feeding those foreign countries owned shops at the malls - jrfergerson

    Those "foreign countries owned shops at the malls" are filled with local workers trying to make ends meet.

    I spend my money in the store who has what I need at the quality and price I want to pay. Sometimes the small business wins, sometimes the large store wins.

  • jrfergerson Nov 23, 1:46 p.m.

    Black Friday shoppers filled the malls or did those folks think about keeping those local businesses in your area thriving - Did anyone remember to shop at your local stores instead of feeding those foreign countries owned shops at the malls

  • redapace Nov 23, 1:30 p.m.

    "This should be an everyday thing, and not just a once a year deal. Shopping locally helps OUR local economy! :-)"

    As far as I'm concerned it is. I gladly pay more to shop at small businesses all rear round, whether they're local or not. I do business with the supercorps when there is no other option.

  • CharmedLife Nov 23, 1:13 p.m.

    This should be an everyday thing, and not just a once a year deal. Shopping locally helps OUR local economy! :-)

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