Thursday, February 28, 2013

Keep calm and continue online shopping ...

February is ending today. A pretty lovely short busy month. And a very productive month for the creative and industrious online entrepreneurs out there who had ever crossed path with me. And you know why? Because...

My second parcel of the week, my fifth for the month, my eighth for the whole year! Okay, calm down. Calm down. It's only February. There's always room for more.

  Hello again Mr. Postman...

Who knew how exciting it could be, this weekly affair with the mailman? The daily visits to the online malls? The thrill of discovering newly opened e-retails? More pretty dresses! Oscar fashions! Duchess of Cambridge makeover! Oh man the sales tactics! The bargains! Drop-dead discounts! Total must-have! Positively exhilarating. Downright therapeutic. Adrenalin shot. Damn...

Okay, calm down. Calm down. Remember the promise not to buy another thing online for the next few months until the trip. But perhaps a new beach dress till then?... I mean, look at the pretty packaging. These people mean business! You have to be a step ahead if you want to impress your customers, and most especially if you want to retain them. Tie a ribbon somewhere, add a free woven bag, and I'm roped! I'm not that difficult to please at all.

 No secret now to where I was last seen...

Do you know that most things now can be found and purchased online? Amazing what technology can do these days. Even more amazing is the fast moving trend from the conventional mall window-shopping to hours of online browsing. Easy, fast, and convenient, although sometimes risky (where sizes or material and quality are concerned). Dresses, bikinis, tees, jeans, shoes, peep toe sandals, jewellery, perfumes, makeups, accessories of all kinds, house ware, kitchen ware, electronic goods, gadgets, car cares, gifts, baby paraphernalia, books, stationery, etc. You name it, they have it.

Awesome gadget bargains too, with free delivery

You know, it doesn't help that I have a little more to spend this season. It's as if they can smell my bank accounts! And while I should be focusing more on saving instead of spending, a little self-pampering or random gifts to oneself once in a while is allowed. Right? A tiny drop in the ocean. Won't even dent the pocket. Won't even feel the pinch. Okay stop rolling your eyes.

What? I settled my debts a year ago. So no poking on my conscience. I shop with a clear knowledge that most of the things I buy I may not need right away or will perhaps overrun my wardrobe or sometimes thrash or even gifted to some other if the shoe fits. I shop knowing full well that I can and will in fact, do it again.

Bought both my Nokia XpressMusic online in 2008 and 2010...

A word of warning: This is an honest random confession of a third-generation shopper who prefers the warm comfort of the chair she lounges on (forgive the bad poise) and the cool coziness of her room/home to the busy traffic and cashier queues or rubbing shoulders with other eager shoppers in a real mall. If you feel that you can't or shouldn't add on to your current financial burden, then put this post into your I-read-her-but-will-not-follow-her-example list. As a matter of that, I don't condone online shopping binge. Shop within your means and control your speed limit when you can before you turn into the next incurable shopaholic. Hear ye hear ye the words coming out of my mouth keyboard.

The world outside is currently busy campaigning and throwing bullshits what-nots at each other and pretending to be a better character than the next person as the election draws near. Me? I shall sit here, keep calm and continue shopping.

Just for heads up and because I firmly believe some good stuffs should be shared, here are some of the e-shops I tested and frequented:

Sally Fashion
Pop Look
Zalora (but I bet you know this one already...)
Lazada 
I Wear Sin
Thirtymm.com
And the rest you can just Google.

No, I don't get paid for these links. But you, go ahead, have fun shopping!

14 comments:

  1. Maybe I should give it a try. So scared of technology and being cheated, me old man...so jakun. Will only book air tickets online, no choice...and maybe do a bit of online banking - that's all.

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  2. Online shopping! Fun! But my fear is often when t comes to clothes or shoes, it may not be exactly what I see on screen:P

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  3. Online shopping is very addictive huh!!

    I knew a few boutiques you mentioned, anyway now that I got more options! ^^

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  4. Online shopping ... huh! saya harap saya boleh berhenti hehehe. Sekarang hubby saya pun terjangkit sudah penyakit online shopping drp saya.

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  5. Online shopping. thing i can't resist! and can't control myself!

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  6. saya baru nak terjebak...hahahaha

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  7. Zalora? reminds of their TV commercial that goes like this, arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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  8. online shopping for clothing. yes. for gadget? Nope. Never try and i don't know when will i try. Never trust to buy online the most expensive things. Oh well, maybe i get more satisfaction by seeing (they called it seeing is believing right) the gadget first. Hold it, Feel it before buying. Oh, i did do a little purchase of hp few years back. But it is actually through Mudah. And, yes, i demand it is COD so, back to what i mention just now. Hold it, feel it. HEhehe... happy shopping!

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  9. Still waiting for my parcel from China, macam dah lost in South China Sea jak..huhu

    Ez Vina

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  10. Such a lovely and well written post this is. I love the words you use to describe your passion for online shopping. But still I prefer conventional mall shopping where you can see the physical thing, the physical colour, the physical size and quality etc. And the instand gratification rather than have to wait for Mr Postman to deliver the goods.

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  11. suituapui: we learn new things everyday. :-) buy tickets now is cheaper online too. Good luck!

    missyblurkit: i know that feeling, been disappointed 1 or twice that's why i browse new sites everyday.

    Willie a.k.a Reptoz: it is!

    Hayley: Oh yes addictive! haha like therapeutic like that. If u have other sites, recommend lah. :-)

    Jaw @ MyGamanBorNeo: Hahaha all we do is sit down and browse. Happy sesangat.

    Frouline Aging: ;) why resist when u can purchase? hehehe

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  12. Tia: saya lama sudah berkecimpung. skrg bergiat semula. haha

    Adi Herman: Hahaha I can imagine ur face doing the 'Argggghhhhhhhhh!' hahahaha

    ztie: I used to be like that too, prefer to hold it to believe it. but then i got less time to actually go there and buy. so hence the online shop. some do have extensive warranty online too, and only go to sites highly recommended by reviews or friends u know. :-)

    Ez Vina: wah dah sampai ka blm?

    Libby: =) thanks. it's just that it's so easy and convenient. i dislike queuing up or u know, face those stalker salespersons sometimes. :-) To each his own i suppose.

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