Online or High Street?

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Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November), often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

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 28th 2014, and already retailers are advertising their forthcoming pre-Christmas deals both online and in the high street.

Do you like to touch before you buy?  Are you concerned about the death of the high street? Do you prefer the ease of home delivery?


Where do you do the majority of your Christmas shopping?

220 people have already voted, what's your opinion? ONLINE HIGH STREET

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28th Nov 2014
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At Christmas I shop mainly online because my daughters and their families all have Amazon wish lists. I know then that I am buying them something they really want! I do tend to buy locally for great nephews and nieces though and enjoy the experience of browsing shops at Christmas before choosing their presents. Since retiring I can enjoy it even more by shopping earlier when our town is less busy.
29th Nov 2014
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I saw a BBC programme on Amazon a couple of months ago and over 50% of all the UKs online shopping is via this company-amazing but they do provide an excellent service
26th Nov 2014
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In theory I prefer the high street & I do a fair bit of shopping there, normally. But I loathe trawling round the shops at this time of year searching for presents, so I order most stuff online, & either collect it locally or get it delivered ( When free!) to my home.
I do think it's very important to support local businesses but lugging heavy/ bulky purchases home after queueing for ages is too stressful!
26th Nov 2014
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I am probably like a lot of males-not keen on shopping fullstop. BUT I don't mind it online. Amazon is just so simple to look at what you need and a few clicks and thats it. They seem to stock everything now which makes shopping so easy. I have heard they are going to start supermarket products soon-cannot wait!
26th Nov 2014
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Whilst I do like to use the internet, and feel quite computer literate - I enjoy the tactile experience of browsing shops.
24th Nov 2014
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Online, online, online! Can't stand the crowds in the shops and waiting in line to pay. You can sit at home, in comfort and see what everyone has to offer at the push of a button. You can even have a little glass of wine whilst you're shopping - what could be better, especially in this weather!
24th Nov 2014
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The more wine the more you shop online!
24th Nov 2014
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Whilst I do shop online to get the best deal I still like to see things in the shops so I can see what I'm getting - especially for expensive purchases - and I'm finding it increasingly frustrating that shops are showing less and less of their stock.
24th Nov 2014
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Pretty much all online for me these days. Even if I have to go shopping to look at something I generally go home and buy online as the best discounts are always available there. Plus you don't have to carry it all home!!
24th Nov 2014
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I have to admit since becoming an Amazon Prime account holder I have swayed towards nothing but online! And not just for Christmas presents.
Jo Kingham
24th Nov 2014
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I do as much as I can online as hassle free and I can buy in the evenings after comparing prices online - much easier than trudging round the shops. I still occasionally do the high street (well out of town retail parks mainly), mainly for inspiration when I'm stuck on what to buy - or some things you just need to see and feel before you buy. I'm probably 90% online though - aren't we all these days??
24th Nov 2014
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Online for everything! It enables you to price compare instantly to find some real bargains.

The smaller overheads involved in running an online business without an expensive shop front means you can make some real savings.

Already done all of my Christmas shopping without breaking a sweat!
24th Nov 2014
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Online is just so easy hassle at all! Have a cup of tea and surf the web looking for gifts. It just takes a few hours and anytime of the day as well. Better than fighting through the crowds and most of the time there are more deals online!

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