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    News - UK online sales predicted to hit £5 billion this Xmas

    Deloitte estimates Brits will fork out £5 billion online on Chrissy pressies this year.
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    Re: News - UK online sales predicted to hit £5 billion this Xmas

    Finished? No.
    Started? Also, no.

    I'll be doing a lot of my shopping online this year. I work 9:30-5:30 Monday to Friday, and getting round town on a weekend is already a complete nightmare. If I go to Amazon I can get it cheaper and I can get it delivered to work.

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    Re: News - UK online sales predicted to hit £5 billion this Xmas

    I have at least started: Ebay, Argos, independent and chain high street shops so far.

    I don't think getting myself a new CPU from Amazon counts as it's already installed...

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    Re: News - UK online sales predicted to hit £5 billion this Xmas

    Finished? Yes.
    Started? No.

    My contribution to that £5 billion will be £0.

    I don't do presents, and other than the elderly mother-in-law, have convinced everybody else not to give them to me either. And it's not for lack of trying with her. It's just that, really loveable ol' duck that she is, she could teach a whole species of mountain goat tricks in stubbornness.

    Anyways, presents? Nah. Bah, humbug.

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    Re: News - UK online sales predicted to hit £5 billion this Xmas

    Shopping mostly done - evenly split between high street and online though. Argos seem to have been the beneficiary of the largest slab of money so far - and that wasn't via online. Think I'm doing less online shopping this year than last - but that's mainly because the local shops seem to have some really good deals going at the moment.
    Deloitte's UK head of retail believes that flexible delivery could be the key the hearts of UK shoppers as they are "expected to loosen purse strings off the back of rising consumer confidence and improving economic conditions."
    Hmm, wonder if that's the usual "survey" results - i.e. stopped a dozen folks outside of their office and then went for a pub lunch? Everyone I've talked to - face-to-face or online - has been saying that they're cutting their spending because of worries about rising energy prices and/or tax plus the fear of losing jobs. So much for this "consumer confidence".

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    Re: News - UK online sales predicted to hit £5 billion this Xmas

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Shopping mostly done - evenly split between high street and online though. Argos seem to have been the beneficiary of the largest slab of money so far - and that wasn't via online. Think I'm doing less online shopping this year than last - but that's mainly because the local shops seem to have some really good deals going at the moment.

    Hmm, wonder if that's the usual "survey" results - i.e. stopped a dozen folks outside of their office and then went for a pub lunch? Everyone I've talked to - face-to-face or online - has been saying that they're cutting their spending because of worries about rising energy prices and/or tax plus the fear of losing jobs. So much for this "consumer confidence".
    Yes i have found it hard this year more than the last financially, i have had to use credit card which i have never done before.

    I looked online to get cheaper and found that the high street were competitive for most of the thing i needed to get, and i bought 75% of stuff on the high street.

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