Older generation has ‘clicked on'
Buckinghamshire Life|June 2018
Older generation has ‘clicked on'

Anne questions her ‘addiction’ to online purchases, while others are buying locally to ‘save our shops’

Anne Diamond

I’ve never been shopping’s greatest fan. I couldn’t see the attraction of retail therapy… until they invented online shopping. It was a slow start, but the game changer for me was when they started to make it easy to RETURN the purchases you really didn’t want or need.

And now, I am almost ashamed to admit, I am a far too keen online shopper. So desperate am I sometimes for instant gratification that I automatically go for almost anything that is a ‘same day’ delivery! It’s like Christmas every day. Of course, there are downsides. Personally, the downside is that I spend too much money on stuff I could live without, and also that when they arrive, they create a cardboard overload crisis at home.

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June 2018