One hundred and thirty-six

I did a lot of online shopping yesterday.  Too much probably.  Do I really need three new dresses?  But in order for me to talk about online shopping, I sort of need to actually shop online.  I’ll be interested to see how quick things are shipped to me.  And whether they fit.  A tape measure and a photo don’t really help me see whether the clothing suits my body type.

I realize I’m not very good at finding amazing deals on the web, so I thought I’d ask my online shopping expert friend Michael to answer a few questions to help me out:

1. Why do you shop online?
I can either find hard-to-find items that are unique or useful (like tech stuff or gadgets) or I can find things for ridiculously cheap. Both have their plusses.

2. Where do you find the best deals/what sites do you regularly use?
Checking regularly on ebay really helps if youre looking for something specific, like a certain brand of clothing or accessory, but you have to be good at sniping auctions to get the best deals.
My favorite online store is dealextreme.com. Everything is shipped from Hong Kong , so if you can wait 3 weeks , they don’t charge shipping and the prices are unbelievable.

3. Do you have any funny stories about online shopping?
Nothing really funny. I only had one bad experience where an item from India I bought on ebay never came to me, but I filed a complaint with paypal and after a week got a refund.

4. What’s the best deal you got online?
I got a $900 Invicta watch for $96.00 with free shipping from the US on eBay. I also just recently got a 5meter strip of waterproof LED lights for $40.90 with free shipping and the cheapest other online store I saw it in was more than $250.00.

Thanks Michael!