I’ve been using the Internet since I was eleven years old, back in the days when AOL had just been released and charged hourly to connect to the web. Yet, somehow, despite my heavy and frequent use over the years I have somehow fallen behind the rest of the crowd by not doing my shopping online. I can’t say why I was never drawn to it, maybe I was simply too used to my ‘ritual’ of shopping; I enjoy the interaction I receive but when I started looking for some futon covers I became more and more frustrated that I wasn’t finding what I wanted to find. So I started to looking on the web instead and was shocked by how quickly and easily that I was able to find exactly what I had been looking for. Amazon gave me some of the best prices; I’ve shopped a couple of times on Amazon but today I really sat myself down and started browsing through it – that’s where I got ‘stuck’ before, the ‘browsing’ becomes ‘shopping’ and I had never browsed the site before.
I started finding all sorts of things that I had been looking for and the more that I followed their ‘similar’ links and suggestions, the more I found that I wanted. It’s a hard transition to make from literally browsing through stores and actively browse on the web but once you find a rhythm and gain an understanding to intuitively use their web page you can find a lot more than what you were simply looking for. Now I check Amazon and other sites for great deals every day rather than only visiting when I am looking for something specific. There are several websites out there that are on par with Amazon, I suggest Googling for sites like Woot and ThisiswhyImbroke.com!