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Watch episode 3 of Shop Talk where KatieMumsnet discusses the future of shopping with Ben Shephard. NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Oct-13 13:53:10

Last week MNers were asked whether they prefer to shop online or hit the high street. Watch episode 3 of Shop Talk now to see if your comments made it on the show!



Barclaycard Freedom Rewards, in association with Mumsnet, have created a new weekly online chat show: Shop Talk. Over the next weeks, they'll be looking for MNers' shopping tips and tricks on a range of topics.

Here's what Barclaycard have to say about the show: "Shop Talk is a weekly chat show where we tackle the big shopping stories that you're talking about. A different presenter will host each show each week and this week its Ben Shephard. Two panellists, including shopping blogger Emily and Katie from MNHQ, joined Ben to discuss shopping online and how digital is changing the high street.

With regards to the Barclaycard Freedom Rewards credit card, Barclaycard say: With the Freedom Rewards credit card you can shop online through the Freedom Rewards Store to get at least 3 points per £1 with over 50 top brands.

The last episode of Shop Talk is hosted by Ruth Langsford: where we discuss your Christmas shopping tactics. Share your thoughts on next weeks thread here and you could win £150 worth of Argos vouchers.

Thanks,

MNHQ

Kipsy Tue 05-Nov-13 12:58:19

I do about 90% of all shopping online.

Grocery shopping
- Quicker to add items - you just need to add all your favourites into your basket in one shot, easier to evaluate offers
- More flexible - if a critical ingredient is out of stock, you can empty basket and add items from a different recipe
- Easier on your nerves and on your back - No standing in checkouts, pushing runaway trolleys from supermarket->car or lugging full reusable bags from boot to kitchen
- Cheaper - in many cases delivery charges are cheaper than a supermarket run, especially if you are the kind to be tempted by non-essentials like fresh jammy doughnuts or flowers or magazines blush

Clothes/Shoes
- All clothes/shoes for children are bought online, DD finds shopping in actual shops dead boring and tiring. I point out the various choices on the computer and she picks what she likes, so it is not like she is missing out on much. I order 2 sizes and return the ones that don't fit.
- For myself and DH we buy in actual shops as I like to see how it actually looks and fits

Books/Toys
- Always online, it's cheaper, and almost always in stock.

TBH, I think the only time I step into shops is to
- Buy groceries that I've forgotten or top up with milk/bread
- Return items

Kelloges0811 Tue 05-Nov-13 16:52:45

I tend to browse online and then go and purchase my items instore. I always do my food shop in person to make sure I can pick the freshess produce and meats/fish. I tend to impulse buy online if I see a gift bargain but will mostly collect from a high street store.

BettyOff Tue 05-Nov-13 16:57:50

I uses to do supermarket shopping online but I've stopped now I'm off on maternity leave as I prefer going to smaller shops like our local butcher and greengrocer if possible. Once I'm back at work it'll be back to online.

I don't tend to buy many clothes online as I'm in between sizes and can't be bothered with having to return things via the post.

I do buy most household and baby things online for convenience and so I can compare prices easily. I also do most of my Christmas shopping online. I like researching purchases online so I can look at people's reviews etc.

Online. No need to fit pushchair into tiny changing room and no horrible lighting that makes me feel terrible about my body.

wokeupwithasmile Tue 05-Nov-13 18:39:21

I buy everything online apart from clothes for me and my family and the odd bread loaf during the week. I find it impossible to go around with a baby and be relaxed while shopping, but I also am careful to use online sites such as Avios and Quidco as much as possible.

sleeplessbunny Tue 05-Nov-13 20:40:38

Mostly online, and has been ever since DD was born. At 4 weeks she was inconsolable in the supermarket and I had to abandon a half-full trolley and take her home. I started supermarket shopping online then and haven't stopped since. I do top-up shops at our local small supermarket though.

I also like to clothes shop online, although it has its pros and cons. I always end up returning at least 50% of the stuff I order, but then it gives me access to brands I like but can't get to locally. Also I sometimes take weird sizes and it can be frustrating finding something you like in a shop but they don't have it in your size. This is a big problem for me when bra shopping.

I have used Amazon for brithday and Xmas presents for years, and recently I've started buying household stuff from there too. It can be much easier and quicker to find something specific online than to traipse round hardware stores looking for it.

majjsu Tue 05-Nov-13 21:12:48

Agree with many on here, shopping online all the way. It is simple, time saving and you can usually grab a bargain. Love it!

Eliza22 Wed 06-Nov-13 16:47:23

Quite a bit of online but, I seeks out free delivery codes/offers or Click & Collect as paying for delivery can get expensive.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Nov-13 16:14:18

Thank you for all your comments. The winner of the prize draw is...

tiredoftrains

Congratulations, I'll PM you for your details.

Madlizzy Fri 08-Nov-13 18:26:02

Katie, it was good that I was quoted on there, however, I was a little misquoted as I didn't mention paying for returns, just that I couldn't be faffed with them, which made me sound quite dense when Ben Shepherd talked about it being an absolute basic to check and see if returns were free or not. I was a bit miffed.

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