It used to be that one can get everything their heart’s desire by going through a thick sales catalogue like the Sears Wish Book for example. Nowadays in this high-tech era when everything can be found within seconds by tapping on the computer keyboard, virtual online stores are the norm nowadays.
Examples would be Amazon, Home Shopping Network,LL Bean,Lands’ End, QVC,The Shopping Channel(only in Canada), the well-known dept stores like Walmart,Sears,Saks,Neiman Marcus,JC Penney,etc. which have also on-site or physical stores .
For the avid collector or someone who just wants to acquire that rare or hard-to-find item whether it’s a missing copy of a book in a book series of a certain author ,CD or DVD series for example, the virtual online store I think that one should try is Amazon.com(U.S.) or Amazon.ca(Canada). I swear that you can find almost everything when you go to Amazon for that virtual search ranging from kitchen,bedding,fashion,electronics,book,music to fashion accessories. And their prices are much lower than what other retailers are offering. Shipping costs are relatively much lower as well and an incentive of free shipping is there if one pays for any order(s) with a minimum purchase price of $25(excluding sales tax).
After confirming, paying and completing your online order by the click of a mouse, one just waits for it to arrive to you either via the postman or courier driver.
Online shopping is really here to stay and why shouldn’t it? It doesn’t really guarantee that if you go into a store branch that the item you want is really there.It’ll be a waste of your time,money and gas if that really happened. It probably is only available through their main warehouse which in turn would mean going online to hunt it down.
Just my 2 cents’ worth on this subject.