Buying Shoes In Raleigh, NC Vs Online

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2009 in shoes raleigh

The right pair of shoes can make your outfit “pop” and can even be a symbol of status.

Buying Shoes Online Vs In A Raleigh Shoe Store

Buying shoes online versus buying them in Raleigh, NC from an area store is something many people simply cannot seem to get accustomed to.  For some reason, people are afraid to purchase online.  Some of the reasons include: confusing “carts” (e-commerce mechanisms), security/privacy, and also the very fear of the unknown (for those who have never previously shopped online). For the millions and millions have taken the plunge and started making purchases online, it is not that big of a deal to go to a major site and buy something new or used.  The question here is whether to buy shoes in Raleigh or get them online.

First of all, why would you buy shoes online in the first place?  That’s debatable.  If you can stop into a shop locally in Raleigh, try on your shoes and feel how they fit, how comfortable they are, and see if they truly are your style – why would you take the chance of buying them online where you can’t be sure of any of those things?

Many people prefer to shop online to save money. This is often true with shoes, but you can also have the best of both worlds – do your shopping and price comparison online, then to the local store to try the shoes on and make the purchase.

What if you try to do price comparison? Call your local shop and ask if they can pre-order the shoes you like that you found online (if they don’t already carry them in stock) and ask if they can do a price match or a price beat.  They just might!  This practice of price comparison is done in many forms of business.  Not every store will or can do so, but it’s worth asking.

Also consider how much you’ll pay in shipping costs if you buy online.  Calculate and compare your overall online price (including shipping) for the same pair of shoes, with the overall local Raleigh store price (including tax).

The reason to buy locally from an area store in Raleigh is because it supports the local economy, for one thing.  It helps create and keep more jobs in the local area (that helps your neighbors out, literally)!

  1. The reason to buy locally from an area store in Raleigh is because it supports the local economy, for one thing. It helps create and keep more jobs in the local area (that helps your neighbors out, literally)!

    And for the same reasons we SHOULD NOT expect anyone outside of our local community to buy anything we make!

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