My View on Shopping Online
With the development of the Internet,shopping online is becoming more and more popular nowadays.There is no doubt that shopping online has some advantages.First of all,it's quite convenient,we needn't go to the shops to buy the things,so we can save a lot of time.Second,we can usually get a discount when buying the product online.Third,there are many kinds of products on the Internet,which can meet our demands.
Hower,shopping online,like other things,has some disavantages.The security problem is one of them.Sometimes we may get cheated.We have offered our money,but can't get the product we want.What's more,the product we recieve isn't the one we have ordered online.In addition,our personal information may be let out when shopping online.
Anyway,in my opinion,shopping online is a trend and will be used by more and more people in the future.
With the help of the Internet, shopping is not a difficult job. Just click your mouse to choose the article you like, and the shopping is finished. You needn't step out of the room.
It seems easy and quick. But there's always a trap online. If you are careless, it will bring you some trouble. You may find the color of the article is different from what you want or the size is either too small or too big. If you want to be different, you'd better not buy clothes online.
Once you put on the clothes you bought online and go out, you will find many people wear the same clothes in the street.
When you are in USA after a little while, you can feel that the Internet has deep impact on people's daily life. It exists every where in the society. Banks, shopping centers, supermarkets, chain stores all have their own web sites. They not only provide you much information, but also support transactions online.
I have a checking account and a saving account of Fleet Bank, a big bank in the eastern coastal region. Its branches distribute from Maine to Florida, but it has no branch in Denver. It doesn't matter for me. I can visit the homepage of Fleet Bank. I can check my balance, pay bills, make transfers, and check every transactions of my account. If you want to buy stuff, but are too lazy to go to shopping centers or supermarkets, that's OK! You can shop online! Just find what you need then give them your credit card number and your address, you can receive your favorites home. Of course you have to pay for the shipping cost.
Now I have had experience of shopping online! I wanted a computer notebook for a long time. I visited www.ebay.com and found that there are so many secondhand laptops! But I am not a member of the eBay community, so I can't bid. I hesitated for a week; then I decided to join. I provided all the information it needed, including my Visa card number. I thought everyone could obey the game rules, though I was a little naive and my own wishful thinking. The next thing is my first bid! What to bid then? I started to browse the profiles of all kinds of notebooks. They all look pretty good for me! I was told that if I want something indeed, I'd better bid in the last minute. But for the first-time bid, I just want to experience the feeling of bidding online! That's it! A Compaq Armada Pentium II 200Mhz, 700', one more day before the deadline. I believe someone can outbid me finally, even though I bid it without serious aptitude. The minimum bid is 710', I bid but soon I was told that someone had quoted the price; then I tried 720', the same thing happened! I got angry and emotional, 730', 740', 750', 760', I got it! It was exciting but I felt it was an unwise decision. Then the following days, I refreshed that page again and again. I hoped to see that some aggressive bidder beat me. But I was disappointed even a whole day had gone! The next day morning, the first thing after I came into my office is to refresh that page: I was relieved that someone beat me with 770'!
From then on, I told myself to be a serious bidder. I soon found my quarry - a Fujitsu Lifebook C340, PII 233MHz, 92M, 3.2G, two years old. The owner quoted 600', but no one bid when the auction is coming to an end (still three hours). I decided to stay in office to compete the auction. After off duty, I had two pieces of bread to satisfy my stomach, then I was surfing and refreshing the page on the other side. When the auction was two minutes left, I started to refresh that page continuously. No one made a bid in the three hours. Suddenly, my annoying Mac was down! If I restart it, I'd miss the auction! I had an idea in the emergency. I switched on the screen of the Dr. Zhang's PC (in NREL, the computers never shut down), logged in ebay as fast as I can, found that page and placed my bid: 610' (step: 10'), but I was informed that I was outbid by 615'! I have no choice, 625', I got it before twenty seconds at the end of the auction! It was exciting and breathtaking!
It's my first experience of shopping online. Later on, I bought phonecards, books and some other stuff. It is very safe, fast and convenient!
Shopping on internet was interesting,
it was development with the new technology of digital camera and the online payment.I bought something cheaper on ebay before, some pre-viewed
movies and used books, but never try to buy any clothes cause if it did not fit you have to make yourself trouble to returnI even bought some games online, it's kind of fun and save some money to shop online.Anyway, I like shopping on internet, and I still believe most people were honest.