I found this post that I copied and pasted below (in quotes” that I had written back in March of 2009. I have to laugh at the way I sound being so thrilled with the benefits of online shopping. Eight years ago many of us were just beginning to learn our way around the Internet and starting to take advantage of the knowledge that is now available with just a few key strokes . Knowledge certainly is power.
So not only can we find information about the companies that are still working in the old brick and mortar stores, like finding what our local guitarcenter hours are at their various stores located all across the country, as well as being able to stay put and do that shopping without even leaving the house. Using the Internet for all that it has to offer these days.
“Online shopping is definitely going strong these days, people are doing all that they can to save their money in every way possible. The Internet makes it so you don’t have to leave the house, so there is no need to pay the high prices for gas to go running all over town with. Not having to deal with parking issues and grumpy sales associates is a major plus also.
Many of the shopping sites only list stores that have paid them to put their link on them, while ShopWiki has all of the stores listed for your use in reviewing and purchasing numerous items online.
With golf season fast approaching I have found the need for a new pair of golf shoes, so I’ve been spending some time looking around and comparing prices and styles from various merchants, wanting a good looking and good quality foot wear for the sport, but not wanting to pay the high prices that I had seen at the mall the other week when I had the misfortune of spending a few hours there with a friend. So ShopWiki has made the task so very much easier with the way that they have revolutionized online shopping.”
I just got an email informing me that we are scheduled for yet another high school reunion come October. I have been to several of these functions and really don’t look forward to attending another. If it wasn’t for a very good friend that I went to school with, who just pesters the hell out of me to go with him so that he doesn’t have to sit by himself all night long, I wouldn’t have attended any of them at all. Some things should just remain in the past and let go of………
We were warned that we could expect a few thunder showers yesterday afternoon, but my god what a storm that turned out to be. I had taken a stroll down to the city flea market, it was an extremely hot and humid day, the vendors were all anxious to leave and get out of the heat. All of a sudden the winds kicked up, big time, the sounds of all of the merchandise being blown over and crashing was as loud as the thunder, with papers & posters flying through the air and numerous canvas tents that most of the vendors use for shade were flying about like balloons.
I made it to my car right as the rains came. I felt bad leaving so many of the vendors in such a state, but I asked a few of them if they needed by help, but they all seemed good to go. I’m sure thousands of dollars were lost yesterday in merchandise, props and equipment, not a profitable one for most of them in the end.
My folks have asked me to come over next weekend and give them a hand around their place. They are planning a big party on July31st and there is a lot to be done in order to have the place ready for the big event. My mother went online and found several fiber glass planters and wants them all ready by the 31st. I’m sure she was eyeballing my aunt’s newest fiber glass planter that she just purchased online and got the idea from her to use the Internet to find her new fiberglass planters. Eplanters.com seems to be the place to find a good fiberglass planter, they offer free shipping and a no hassle return policy, which is always a plus for today’s avid online shoppers.
They have a wonderful house, the house that we all grew up in. They have done a lot around the house and the yard in order to keep it kept up and updated with the times. They don’t often entertain a big crowd, like the one expected in a few short weeks. They have invited over 75 people, but expect to possibly see about 45 and they are finding themselves a bit overwhelmed with the date creeping up so quickly.
I have my work cut out for me, but I don’t mind. Lord knows they have busted their butts for me all my life and it is the least that I can do. Plus I’m coming to the party and look forward to having a good time with my folks and their long time friends, along with several family members.
I went to my first meeting with the local Elks lodge last night. It is a small group of folks that are trying to do a lot of good for the community and I have to give them my respect for that. They focus on kids and Vets, two very well deserved causes.
The meeting didn’t last as long as I thought it would. They kept it up beat and interesting. I just might have to join them after all. It’s all good!