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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

All on line this year.  Last year about half and half. Actually went today to pick up some cards for cash gifts and had wait lines that were way too long due to lack of active registers. Kids unsupervised, too many ESAs (counted four two not with jackets) old people bumping into shelves (and almost to me) on mobility carts - and yes, I can say it cause I’m old, too.

Came back home and ordered last two gifts I’d been thinking about and something for myself.

Life is good shopping here on my couch with my fur babies cuddled up and happy.

Happy holidays !!

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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

100% online, same as last yr.

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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

Except for one trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart - all online. Giving practical gifts. Asked gift recipients to tell me exactly what they want.  

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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

It's about the same for me.  I buy a few things locally.  Then send some gift cards and checks.

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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

Most of mine was done online. 

I ordered heavily from Etsy. Also ordered Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Talbots, Amazon, Zappos and Eddie Bauer. 

Very little of my shopping was done in a brick and mortar store. 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"


@gidgetgh wrote:

Most of mine was done online. 

I ordered heavily from Etsy. Also ordered Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Talbots, Amazon, Zappos and Eddie Bauer. 

Very little of my shopping was done in a brick and mortar store. 


@gidgetgh Were your habits the same as last year?

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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

I don't really remember last year but I would say they were close....mostly online.  However I'll buy gift cards in a store and I like to go to some cute boutiques or gift shops in my area and will get some fun type of gifts.

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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

Did all my shopping in the stores.  Nothing online or from QVC.

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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"


@ECBG wrote:

@gidgetgh wrote:

Most of mine was done online. 

I ordered heavily from Etsy. Also ordered Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Talbots, Amazon, Zappos and Eddie Bauer. 

Very little of my shopping was done in a brick and mortar store. 


@gidgetgh Were your habits the same as last year?



@ECBG - probably about the same. Mostly online. The heavy ordering from Etsy was new. 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: Compare This Year's Gift Buying With Last Year"

Last year 99.2% online.  This year the same.