Christmas shopping – Online or High Street?

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Black Friday originated in America, and is the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, often seen as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and is now regarded as one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

In recent years, “Black Friday” has become a permanent fixture on the calendar in the run up to Christmas in the UK as well. This year, Black Friday is on November 27th 2015, and already retailers are advertising their forthcoming pre-Christmas deals both online and in the high street.

Online purchases have become increasingly popular over the years, and this year, internet sales over the 24-hour period are expected to surpass £1bn for the first time in UK history.

So where do you prefer to do your Christmas shopping? Do you like to touch before you buy?  Or do you prefer the ease of home delivery? Or do you like to do a bit of both?

Where do you do the majority of your Christmas Shopping?

129 people have already voted, what's your opinion? I prefer to do it online I still like the high street

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major red
19th Aug 2016
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do ilke to see shops so if i can i go to shop for as short a time as i can for my wife and daughter who are fit unlike me
21st Dec 2015
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I don't have a choice, it has to be online as I am virtually housebound and therefore cannot look round the shops, which I used to enjoy doing.
14th Dec 2015
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To be honest, I do both and that wasn't an option in the poll! I only work part-time now so have more opportunity to visit the shops in person. On-line shopping is essential for people who work, have no transport or limited mobility. It can also save you money as you can easily compare prices and get free delivery!
6th Dec 2015
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I have done both this year again.Browsing on line gives you ideas you may not find in shops and I love the delivery of parcels to my house.Much easier than fighting crowds and standing in huge queues to pay then being told " thank you for waiting" when there is no other option but to wait.
30th Nov 2015
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Online all the time-why waste hours at the shops and the cost of parking etc. Glass of red and shopping on the internet=perfect!!!
26th Nov 2015
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I hate shopping queues so order all online
25th Nov 2015
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I do both really, if I can't find what I want easily on the Hight Street, I go online. I sometimes like to look at what I am buying but for some things it doesn't matter so I buy online.
23rd Nov 2015
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Online its just so easy and saves a lot of money and a huge amount of time plus you can usually get exactly what you need. Why bother trudging round the shops???
Jo Kingham
23rd Nov 2015
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I do the majority online but will nip out to the town for bits and bobs and stocking fillers. It's so much easier online and often there are discount codes to be had which you can't get in store

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