Have you ever purchased anything online? Many people I know have a certain fear of online shopping, particularly in light of the rising number of credit card fraud and internet scams these days. Their fear is not totally irrational or unfounded. There have been many cases of such fraud and scams happening online. It’s scary what a click on the mouse can do to your entire life.
When I first started shopping online a few years ago, I was very worried that someone might steal my credit card information and go shopping till they drop. Then I remembered that, hey… I don’t have that much available credit to begin with, so I suppose there’s not much they can steal from me anyway. So I continued shopping, and from that very first purchase- a book from Amazon.com- I was hooked.
I don’t shop online all the time. Many of the things I need can be purchased at the various stores in the city. I am one of those people who would rather hold, touch and read the label from A-Z before I buy anything, so online shopping is always a last resort for me. Besides, being in KL, if ever I buy anything from US or
Sometimes, I visit shopping sites just to do some window shopping and then I find some items I have been eyeing to buy at the stores near me, at a fraction of the cost (yes, even with the delivery charges!). So, if you can get it for less, why not?
I found this new site, www.shopwiki.com. Well, I don’t know if it’s actually new or not –I just found it, so it’s new to me- *shrugs*.
This website fascinates me. It’s cute and very pleasing to my eyes. They have listings of just about anything you can buy online. What I like most about it is that is gives you tips, guides and recommendations about the things you want to purchase, so that you can buy something that really suits your purpose. So, I think that’s cool.
I checked out the Pets section (obviously, since I am a mother of 3 cats!), and was really amazed at the options available for cats accessories. My cats already have several very fancy collars and I am still shopping for more! What a way to waste money in these hard times, eh?
There’s a section for everyone I think, young and old. Games lovers would be pleased to see to many items available there. I am not much of a games enthusiast myself, but I do know what an Xbox is – it is a box of games….haha.