Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Will you do more holiday shopping online this year than last year?

Many more people are shopping online these days, and we wonder if that will mean that they will do a lot more holiday shopping with their computers and not by visiting a mall or big box store.

What about you? Do you plan to shop online more than you did last year – back in those wonderful pre-pandemic, pre-mask days?

We have a feeling most of you will do more holiday shopping online, but let’s see if we’re right or wrong. Remember, it can take a few moments for the poll to load. So stand by!

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Al & Sharon
8 months ago

I answered yes we will. However it will probably be the same as last year, since we do ALL our Christmas shopping online.

TechiePhil
9 months ago

No change. With family spread out, all the kids and grands have Amazon wish lists that make it easy to shop online. Been doing that for years since we were also living overseas before retirement.

Jeanne Hale
9 months ago

I am using more of the local businesses since many are struggling with these shut downs. Several local ones around me have closed as we are severely impacted by the canadian border being closed and hassles with the airports and airlines.

Vanessa Simmons
9 months ago

I order online for my kids and sisters. I have it sent in my name to their address. They are used to getting packages for me when I’m on the road. Then near their birthday or Christmas I tell them to open them. Unfortunately one son last year put the packages in “my” bedroom and forgot about them even after I told him I had sent their gifts. They found them this summer. Recently my DIL wanted to surprise her husband with something from Amazon and their account is in his name. She asked me to order and have it sent to me at their house. He was surprised.

Captn John
9 months ago

I buy MY stuff online at times. Gifts for all but my wife are cash! Just go and hit the AFTER Christmas sales for what they want. Nothing to do with the virus, I’m living as normal as possible.

Lu McNab
9 months ago

I would like to compliment Chuck ~ on his wonderful feedback about the past week’s emails…job well done!

Cheryl Bacon
9 months ago

We do most of our shopping online, and have for years. As far as gift giving, everyone we exchange gifts with have “Wish Lists” online all throughout the year. So, this holiday season will be the same as our previous years.

Joe
9 months ago

We usually give cash. Always fits, right colors, and never returned for something else.

Bill Hall
9 months ago

I love going to auctions, even now with COVID19 I still go, wearing a mask and social distancing as much as I can. For my RV I picked up a 35″ LED TV with built in DVD player for $10, new in the box stainless tailgate grill for $10, and new in the box instant pot for $5, among other things. For my grand daughters I bought new in the box special issue dolls in period costumes for $3 each, and new in the box barbies for $2 each. I will be giving dolls for Christmas and Birthdays for years to come. I also get toys for 1/10th of their original cost, most in outstanding condition. For the wife, daughter, and daughters in law, jewelry, watches, Waterford crystal, and French cookware. I may still pick up something online, but auctions have become my first choice for gifts.

Neal Davis
9 months ago

Have not shopped in-person in years; always go on-line. Way too busy to fight my way to a store, fight crowds there, and fight my way home. Even more fighting if gift for someone living elsewhere — to the post office, long waits to mail things, and fight home.

Ann
9 months ago

I’ve done 100% of my holiday shopping online for several years. So nothing is changing.

Jann
9 months ago

Yes definitely. For us it is the smart thing to do, Not be out in crowds plus underlying conditions. It used to be fun for that was long before things at the stores got out of hand. Standing in long long lines is not my idea of ho ho ho fun. I do feel sorry for the kids this year. They are the ones who miss some of the good times. Just tell them you will have good times this year, just in a different way. Stay Safe.

Rich
9 months ago

virtually all of our Christmas gift giving is in the form of gift cards. that will not change this year.

Ron L.
9 months ago

My wonderful wife does all the gift shopping and usually does that throughout the year. I don’t think she makes a special day to actually do holiday gift shopping.

EdS
9 months ago

We live in small town America. Our shopping options include a local WalMart, driving 150 mile round trip to nearby shopping, and Shopping online. Online seams to be more every year.

Thomas D
9 months ago

Our plan is the same the last four or five years. Everyone gets CASH. Non returnable, one size fits all and much appreciated.
Better than gift cards because too many stores have gone out of business and have your money

Gary G
9 months ago
Reply to  Thomas D

We also are sending cash as for the same reasons, one size fits all and grand kids can pick what they want.

Glen Cowgill
9 months ago
Reply to  Gary G

And, The color is right.

L Hayes
9 months ago

My plan is to shop at some local stores. We have lost too many businesses due to COVID and I think every little bit helps!

Eddie Householder
9 months ago

I guess it is time to go back to the ole Sears and Roebuck magazine.

Karen Willis
9 months ago

I wish!

Mike Whelan
9 months ago

We have been forced into doing more online shopping. Part due to store closures and part due to the in person shopping is no longer the relaxing experience it once was. Stores have restrictions as to number of people, masks are of course required, some customers take off the mask soon after entering and that stresses store employees and other customers. I used to enjoy a trip to the local Ace Hardware. Now I use their on line shopping, have delivered. Not as much fun. The good news for my wife I seldom purchase extra items, I still see the same store clerks I have gotten to know over the years and they are in a much better mood away from the tension of the store when delivering to my house. The sad news is since my Doc says stay home this year due to virus I had to buy a snow blower. New toy makes me happy. The new toy being a snow blower is sad as it means no travel this season.

John Wilkins
9 months ago

We used to do most of our Christmas shopping at malls because of the concentration of stores in one place, and to enjoy the decorations, and even the Christmas spirit, and the variety of food available. Same for small town Main Street stores. But, over the years that seemed to change. The malls just aren’t what they used to be. For us this doesn’t have anything now to do with the pandemic. For us, it just plain takes too long to drive to and shop in malls. And then there’s the inevitable, do they have the color, size, style, brand, et, that we want? After a day of shopping are the racks and shelves neatly stocked or a jumbled mess? Amazon changed all that for us. We can almost always research and buy exactly what we want, when we want, and have it same day, next day, or in two days. Amazon has made it too easy for us, along with other online marketplaces.

Karen Willis
9 months ago
Reply to  John Wilkins

Sadly, this is true. Used to really enjoy going to malls, now often a disappointment. And I really dislike the “outside” shopping “malls”.

John Wilkins
9 months ago
Reply to  John Wilkins

I should have added that we do still support small town stores, whenever there’s something special that we know may be available in a unique or boutique store.

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