You can often find some tremendous deals on clothing and apparel items from buying online. Often, selection and prices are better than what you can find in the store.
However, the risk is that you can’t try the item on for size.
My wife ran into one such situation with a recent purchase. She found some boots through Amazon that she really liked, had been looking for, and the price of which was unbeatable in a brick & mortar store. She even went to a store to try on a similar pair from the same company, though the exact pair wasn’t available, but figuring that would help ensure that she ordered the right size.
Unfortunately it didn’t work.
The boots came and they were way too big. She tried multiple options even trying them with thick socks, figuring that maybe would help.
We had no choice but to send them back. She was able to re-order them in a lesser size for the same price, so we still got the bargain, but returning the original pair added $5 to the total cost of the boots.
The overall price still worked out as cheaper than in the store, but it just reinforced the lesson that you should factor in an element of risk when buying clothes, and even budget some money on top of your buying price for expected returns.
You could have better luck with shopping for some items online.
- Sporting goods
What do you think?