Friday, December 10, 2010

Shopping - Online Shopping, A New and Better Buying Experience

Several reasons are considered why people opt to shop online, but mainly because it is very convenient. It takes away the burden of having to go from one mall to another just to get the best deals. All you have to do is browse at the many online shopping sites and compare.

Another great thing about online shopping is that there are a lot of options for you to decide what to buy. Compared with shopping malls in which all items are brand new, online shopping offers both brand new as well as second hand items! Ofcourse second hand items is likely to cost way cheaper than new ones.

Also sites like ,, are composed of sellers from all over the regions and thus offer a much larger scope of products and items. Once you already have an item of choice, you can contact the seller directly to ask for details regarding that item you want. You can even haggle if you want as long as the seller allows you to.

Just be careful in dealing with the right retailer or seller to avoid any problems. All you have to do is check the feedbacks of different buyers regarding a specific seller and you can see how competent a seller is.

You can have the items you purchased delivered right at your doorsteps. There is of course a minimal shipping fee involved and the amount would be higher or lower depending on how far the delivery is.

Sometimes Free shipping codes are offered for promotional use. This codes are especially useful and desirable if you are going to buy bigger items like appliances and furniture online. Some online sellers usually charge expensive shipping fees for such items for handling and insurance – and obviously, because they are big and costs more to freight. And like I said, delivery can cost an arm and leg. Free shipping coupons will save you from getting headaches on expensive shipping fees. Try experience the newest philippines classified ads site that I saw from one of our top content providers.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Shopping in Philippines - Local Patriotism

It may be the last vestige of our  mental colonialism but I seriously despise how we Filipinos prefer PX Goods more than our local products. Even in my family, my siblings prefer Nike or Addidas  over local brands made in Marikina. Be it clothing, cars, watches, even movies , we are swoon by our foreign counterparts which hurt our economy more that we can imagine.
How can we possibly climb back to economic  rebound when we do not do our part and support our own products ?  Even in school, students are provided with the wrong notion that local stuff are inferior than foreign ones. This is carried on until we grow old.

This shouldn’t be the case though. We should end this thinking and instead inculcate the young with flavors of nationalism. Nationalism should be a priority. Without it, then our sense of being Filipino is lost. Here are some reasons why we should choose native over foreign ones:

Great Quality. 
If you look carefully, you’ll find that many of our local goods have artistic flair. Clothes and accessories come in all forms to help exude your chosen lifestyle. Many items are export quality.  Who needs to go abroad when there is Greenhills is just around  the corner.

Choice. Over the years a lot of chic local boutiques have been popping up, giving consumers more goods to choose from (Bench, Maldita, Plains and Prints ). They cater to the new and trendy generation of teenagers and yuppies.

Price. Who needs to spend thousands when hundreds will do? Many locally made clothes and accessories are competitive with imported goods. After all, imported doesn’t always translate to style or durability.

Nationalism.  Let’s help spruce up the economy by buying local. Instead of showing up at rally’s , it’s time to bring on the shopping revolution. So let’s go and hunt for cool local finds! Choose local, save the economy!