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30. In the DC area, I'm surprised that "TV Stores" still exist...
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 05:11 PM
Aug 2021

... but they appear to be flourishing with the personalized service and installation/setup extras that they offer.

We purchased our last TV from Costco. (After reading the online reviews and checking out Consumer Reports online.) I feel better about having a "local" store to return it to... in the event it's a lemon... rather than having to deal with shipping.

If I read a quote from a book...... MyOwnPeace Aug 2021 #1
Yep! Unless it's something I need NOW... I'll order it from Amazon and have it tomorrow. NurseJackie Aug 2021 #4
And even with the 'need it now....' MyOwnPeace Aug 2021 #7
when I want something HAB911 Aug 2021 #2
Sure, though I don't ALWAYS shop on line first beyond Amazon. Hortensis Aug 2021 #12
I give them a ton of business because of convenience budkin Aug 2021 #3
Read a post in the Frugal Living group today which lead me to buy an emergency radio from Amazon Kaleva Aug 2021 #5
It's probably about 5 or 6 times a year for me. Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2021 #6
More since the pandemic struck Poiuyt Aug 2021 #8
I'm a frequent shopper on Amazon but I always check their prices FakeNoose Aug 2021 #9
More, lately, the less I have to go out amongst the infected swarms, the better Shanti Shanti Shanti Aug 2021 #10
Whenever I can't find something locally. GoCubsGo Aug 2021 #11
We live very rural here, 2 hours to nearest big town. dixiegrrrrl Aug 2021 #16
I have a few more choices. GoCubsGo Aug 2021 #27
I confess I love Amazon in particular for enriching and revolutionizing rural life Hortensis Aug 2021 #13
Amen. n/t dixiegrrrrl Sep 2021 #41
About once a month Retrograde Aug 2021 #14
just got rid of my prime membership bedazzled Aug 2021 #15
I've seen good prices on ebay... but shipping is sooo slow! NurseJackie Aug 2021 #18
you are right. i try and avoid buying items from china bedazzled Aug 2021 #25
if you sign up on this mailing list from Simon & Schuster you can get one free book IcyPeas Aug 2021 #23
free books! what's not to like! bedazzled Aug 2021 #26
I blame the pandemic, I got hooked on Amazon JuJuChen Aug 2021 #17
I'm not among the Amazon haters iemanja Aug 2021 #19
I sign up for free Prime somewhere near the holidays, then I cancel it IcyPeas Aug 2021 #20
Yep... that's how I got started. But then, I really liked it and I knew the Prime Membership would... NurseJackie Aug 2021 #21
Yes I shop at Amazon and I don't even hate Jeff Bezos. comradebillyboy Aug 2021 #22
At least a few times a week mcar Aug 2021 #24
Unfortunately, at this point, if you want to find something you can more easily find Vinca Aug 2021 #28
In the DC area, I'm surprised that "TV Stores" still exist... NurseJackie Aug 2021 #30
I totally agree. We just had one delivered a couple of weeks ago and I held my breath until we Vinca Aug 2021 #32
THAT was when we cancelled DirecTV and switched to Verizon Fios TV... NurseJackie Aug 2021 #33
I live on an island. tavernier Aug 2021 #29
We have family that FEEL like they're on an island. Very rural... NurseJackie Aug 2021 #31
Best purchase I ever made from Amazon was about 8 years ago Trailrider1951 Aug 2021 #34
We bought a rollator and a transport (small-wheel) wheelchair from Amazon. NurseJackie Aug 2021 #35
Monthly. All of it is stuff I can't get locally... hunter Aug 2021 #36
I know!! That's a big consideration for a lot of the things I buy from Amazon. NurseJackie Aug 2021 #38
But, Jeff Bezos... MineralMan Aug 2021 #37
That's because you're smarter than most people I know. NurseJackie Aug 2021 #39
I have bought a lot of stuff on Amazon. Initech Aug 2021 #40
BFE Montana with a 22% positivity rate, 28 miles from town Maru Kitteh Sep 2021 #42
We have regular UPS, Fedex and Amazon drivers. NurseJackie Sep 2021 #43
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