A colleague came back from lunch the other day and told us all that she’d bought a pair of runners and they were a bargain because she saved nearly $100. There was a bit of back and forth teasing from her male colleagues about the amount she’d spent, not the amount she saved. They just don’t get it. I’m of the belief that if you needed something anyway, then why not try for a bargain. When I go shopping for clothes, shoes, electronics and the like I rarely pay full price. There always seems to be a sale on these days, so much so that I’ll wait for sales for particular items from particular stores because they have them so regularly.
I’d heard about websites where there were online sales of designer type stuff, and I mean sales – 70-90% off the retail price of most things. I’ve even bought some things – cosmetics – from one of these sites and was really pleased with my purchases.
Recently I was contacted to try out Ozsale.com.au, and to offer a $50 voucher to spend on the site for one lucky commenter.
A couple of things to note, each brand is an individual transaction so you need to do one lot at a time, with separate delivery charges. I’d prefer to lump everything in together but I can see why they do it. Using the website is very simple and intuitive and I whizzed through my order in no time. I feel like it’s a bit of a lucky dip when ordering clothes online but the descriptions and photos are usually pretty good.
And as for what you can buy: clothes (for men, women and kids), accessories, watches, makeup, shoes etc.
I do miss the tactileness of shopping in person so I don’t think I’ll ever give that up, but shopping online is exciting because you get a parcel in the post and it’s like unwrapping a present. I can’t wait till I get mine.
To enter to be in the draw for the $50 voucher, please comment on this post before midnight on Sunday 29 August. This is only open to Australian residents. Note that the voucher does not include delivery.
UPDATE: My random number picker, ie my son, picked comment number 2, so Joyjoyc, it’s you. I’ll be in touch.
I am still catching up …I ‘m warming to online shopping because taking my boys shopping is equivalent to running a marathon keeping up with them rushiong ahead and I get a hoarse voice shouting at them in a quiet calm voice LOL.
They ask strangers questions, touch them and are so friendly it also takes me so much longer.They stop and talk to people.
Then last week we met a lady on the escalater carrying a guitar …they asked her why ? …turned out she was doing the Dymocks Kid’s book group. So we went …
I don’t think I’d buy clothes or shoes for myself . I had trouble with Ezibuy clothes but my kids for sure.
I love online shopping, its 24/7 and the bargains are better online than in store.
Online shopping also opens you up to international shopping sites so you can have the latest items before everyone gets it here in Australia.
I also like online shopping but more than all bargain hunting!
I buy quite a lot on ebay (Witchery, Cue, Kookai). Many people sell brand new clothes which even still have tags attached.
Also I have recently discovered http://www.brandsexclusive.com.au, it looks similar to OZsale but I think Ozsale has more choice!
Tikki Surman says
I am getting into it now! Especially now I have bambino numero 3 and actually am drawn to buy online. Usually I browse but I know what I am after and purchase which is always a thrill…then the parcel in the mail yay!