Friday, 21 January 2011
Vouching for it
I've been a bit immune to the whole online shopping biz. I've dabbled, I've bought stuff now and again, but I'm the kind of person that really likes to see, smell and touch what I'm buying. Most of all if I buy something I want it then and there. I'm happy to pay more for the privilege of all that.
Though as much as I hate to admit, there is a recent online craze which I've become completely and utterly swept up in. It's the Spreets/Scoopons/Living Social craze. You know those sites that have a daily deal like 50% of a meal, a nights accommodation, snorkelling, car detailing, colonic irrigation.
Each day, my inbox in filled with tempting deals and I find myself thinking 'Wow, I'm not into spray tanning, but that is cheap!' Out comes the credit card and I have another voucher in the inbox. (This is just an example, I haven't bought a spray tan.... yet).
My mother-in-law is also a fan, for Christmas everyone got a card filled with vouchers for things including a night in a hotel, lunch on a tall ship, paintball.
At first I was a little skeptical about the whole thing, but I've bought vouchers for hatted restaurants, places that were on my 'to eat at' list. I've found a hairdresser that I loved and would return to. So it's win-win. But I have seen the skanky cafe near my home try to pass itself off as a 'Gourmet International Seafood Restaurant' so it pays to research.
So the next few months, Skip and I have dinners, lunches, weekends away. Skip is going go-karting this weekend. I have new hair dos to do. It's a voucher-packed few months ahead. At least until the obsession dies down, which of course it will.
Have you had a online shopping obsession?
Posted by Corinne (aka Rinny of Arabia) at 08:18