checking out both stores took an easy hour and a half. Time after time you end up spending hours and half days trying to find something. Finally, you just go to Amazon and order the darn whatever it is you're looking for. And you don't have to put up with some smug little sales 'associate' saying b-o-o-k h-o-l-d-e-r very slowly just to make sure you understand that he/she knows darn good and well there is no such thing and he/she is dealing with a total retard.
Ah, there's 2 more very good reasons I shop online (only I will technically take out the word "smug" about the sales associate, but I'll get to that later)
Even living in an urban environment it'll take an hour and a half just to go leave the house, drive to 2 stores, look around, buy (or not) and come back home.
I know that for a lot of people that's a form of leisure activity, entertainment. It's not for me. I don't care for browsing around stores or going to events where the main purpose is to sell stuff. I don't care about looking at the other people. I get plenty of that if I go for a walk, or work in my garden.
I will browse at things on the internet, if it's related to the thing I first when on there to get. That's because there aren't sales people standing there watching to see if I'm going to steal something. Or worse, coming up and asking if they can help me. I don't know how many times I've said "yes, I'm looking for an green xyz with an extra long lmno attachment" While saying this, I will be standing in front of the entire xyz supply in the store, and I've pretty much looked over all of them for what I want. The sales person will then start to look through the exact same object I did. I'll say "Don't bother to look through that, I've already done that. They just keep looking.
I know they are working there to make a living, or for extra money, but 99 times out of 100, I really don't need them.
When I checked the mail before, there was a flyer in the mail for something I could be interested in. Why should I have to go to the store, and take all that time, potentially have an accident, have to look at least somewhat presentable to go there, when I can click click click for 5 minutes?