There was a time when I used to venture out to the stores for everything I needed or wanted to purchase. Online shopping wasn’t something that I considered. In fact, it intimidated me a little. That changed about 5 years ago. I spotted a gorgeous bangle bracelet at Bealls Deptartment Store and I couldn’t walk away. It was 70% off and I had a coupon code for free shipping. That opened the gates for me. From that point on I became an avid and savvy online shopper. Today, most of my purchases are made online.
Many moons ago, shopping around for the best deals was a laborious task. As a little girl, I used to accompany my grandpa on his bargain excursions. Mind you, this was about 30 years ago when online shopping didn’t exist. Comparison shopping meant a small pad of paper, pencil, a full tank of gas and a lot of determination. My grandpa had this nailed down to a science. I remember when he bought the Intellivision. Only a few stores had this game console for sale. He visited each store, took the small pad of paper out of his shirt pocket, wrote down the price and proceeded to the next store. This is what he did for big ticket items. When all was said and done, he went to the store offering the best price and made his purchase.