Who doesn't love shopping? I absolutely do! Having a bad time? Shopping is the solution. Feeling low? Again shopping is the answer. No matter how sad I am, a shopping spree can always lift my mood and make my day. So it is with most of us I guess.

           I always used to hate shopping earlier. Don't get me wrong. I did love buying things. But what followed after at the billing counter was the real pain. "No madam, this is the price everywhere. Actually it's even higher. I am giving this to you at this price because you are our regular customer" says the cunning shopkeeper, who absolutely knows we aren't his regular customers but playing a pretense anyhow, fooling us by his sweet talk. We used to keep playing along the line and bargain a little more and come out triumphantly paying a little less to what the price was quoted, only to find out later that, the price we had paid was still higher than the usual price, the shopkeeper had started quoting the rates more than the market price.

           So you get the picture. It was like going for shopping and getting cheated most of the times. Bargaining wasn't my forte. And slowly I started detesting the whole idea of shopping.Until the online stores came into existence. Shopping became a whole lot easier. And fun too. How good it is to sit at home and shop whatever you want? You don't have to go shop to shop in search of the one thing that fits your taste, you don't have to pay the unreasonable price the shopkeeper quotes because there is a board saying fixed rate, you don't have to stand their bargaining for a discount all along receiving dirty looks from the fellow customers and the shopkeeper.

          Life has become so easy. The search that used to takes hours, now just takes minutes. Everything you need, may it be electronic products, books, accessories, appliances, furniture or clothes, you can get them all in one place. You can shop till your heart's content. And instead of getting a heart attack as the bill comes, you realize that you have actually saved more. There is no fear of having spent more than you could afford and having to suppress the urge to shop for months. 

         And the best part is yet to come. The coupons. Whenever you shop, you are actually getting a whooping discount on the products and along with that, you are actually getting an additional amount to shop more. And the products get delivered to your doorstep within a matter of few days. Oh yes! You don't have to carry the heavy shopping bags now! How cool is that? And in case, you didn't like the product when it gets delivered (which I doubt!), there is always a cashback policy to aid you (Unlike the traditional shopping where there will be a board saying 'Goods once sold will not be exchanged or taken back')

      I used to download ebooks before to read novels. It was uncomfortable. I missed the feel of the book in my hands. But now thanks to the online shopping stores, I have a mini library in my room! Life can't get any easier. Shopping has become fun. I don't need any occasion now to shop. Have a party, no tension. A friend's birthday and you need to buy a gift? Again no worries. There is a solution for everything at the online stores. Buying books, gifts, everything has become a whole lot easier. And without getting bankrupted.

            So what are you waiting for? Bring out the shopaholic in you. Grab that most awaited thing you wanted from so many days. Shop.. Only to save more!!

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Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Swathi :)