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.”
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.
I hear that people that want to go to the beach have found themselves in dire straights due to BP’s issues with their oil crisis and that the Myrtle Beach best hotels are booking up very quickly. The east coast is such a mess so I’m glad that at least Myrtle Beach is now thriving. I have always enjoyed North Myrtle Beach to visit and get some nice golf games in when I’m there enjoying all that the beach has to offer.
At this point I would definitely utilize the Internet to find a Myrtle Beach hotel that has vacancies for this season. A great website to use is http://www.horizonmyrtlebeach.com/default-en.html, I have used it in the past and it has always been a great resource for my needs and wants. I’ve been going to Myrtle Beach since I was a kid. My family got us kids into golf at very young ages and we always had a blast on family vacations when it came to having water activities and golf.
I’m glad that Myrtle Beach is now getting some hard core visitors, they have been advertising very heavily these past couple of years since people have been cutting down on their expenses, thanks to our government and the economic issues that have impacted so many of us.
I’m just not seeing any improvement with our economic issues. I couldn’t name one person that is doing any better than they were one year ago, many are in worse shape. Families are being torn apart, houses are being lost, unemployment numbers are still climbing, when is this madness going to end for goodness sake? The good news is that there are credit counseling offers out there that are being used to help in many ways. Since credit cards seem to be a big issue for most people, a good debt consolidation can save you a good amount of money each month.
I have managed to get rid of most of my credit card debt, but still have a ways to go to be completely debt free. I have checked into debt consolidation and I’m glad that it is an option, but I think I can manage on my own for now. My plan is to pay off and cut up these pieces of plastic that has made so many people’s lives miserable. I will keep my Visa card no matter what, but the rest have just got to go. Cash and carry is the best policy, but these days you do need at least one credit card and Visa is the way to go with my wants and needs. With an interest rate of 12%, I can handle that for now.
Amazing how we have such a large variety of vehicles to choose from these days. I can’t imagine going from car dealership to car dealership to find the information needed in order to make the best choice when in the market to purchase a new vehicle. That task could take weeks and possibly months, depending on where you live.
I have been thinking of purchasing a new vehicle in the near future, just haven’t made the final decision yet. I’m grateful for the Internet with sites such as thecarconnection.com that has a great amount of information on a great variety of vehicles that are now available to the public. I’ve heard good things about Hyundai, so I’ve checked out the hyundai veracruz and the hyundai elantra, both good pieces of transportation, but then I saw an article about the chevy equinox and gave that some serious consideration for some time. So many choices it can be mind boggling I’ll tell you that!
My Dad is pushing me towards a volvo s80, volvo has a great reputation and all but I just don’t see me behind the wheel of one at this point. Maybe one day, thanks anyway Dad.