The other day I was bidding on Mach 3 Turbo razor blades on eBay and I stopped to think about how silly that actually sounded. Here’s how it goes down at my house: Mr. Money tells me he needs new razor blades, and can I pick him some up while I’m grocery shopping? I tell him that if he can wait, I can order them online and we can save a lot of money versus buying them at the store. He then agrees and starts using my emergency stash of disposable Bic razors (not cool.) I then forget because I’m busy, so a few weeks go by and he asks again, which prompts me to get looking on eBay. I then find some Mach 3 Turbo razors that are a good deal, so I bid on them. And then I lose. And then I forget about it for a few days.
Then I remember, and bid on another item. I think I’m going to lose the auction, so I start looking on Amazon at the prices of the razor blades. I find a good deal there, so I keep that in mind while I wait for the auction to end. The next morning, I find out that I actually won the auction (yay!) so I pay via Paypal so that Mr. Money doesn’t have to wait any longer to receive his (now very necessary) razor blades. Done and done.
The more I got to thinking about it though, the sillier it sounded to me. I mean, who buys razor blades on eBay? Granted, they are brand new and in the packaging, but still. Most people just run up to the grocery store and purchase the razor blade refills. Those things are expensive! I can’t stand to pay full retail price knowing I can get a better deal online. Of course, Mr. Money may not agree that it’s the best thing because he has to wait so long.
Another reason I purchase the razor blades online is because I can get them in bulk and it helps me from having to remember to buy them again in a month or so (obviously I’m not very good at remembering to order them!). Not only does it save me money, but it also saves me time.
There are many times where we’ll be shopping and I’ll look at something and be like, oh I want that, but I won’t buy it because I know I can get it cheaper online! I’ve done that with vitamins, shoes, coconut oil, and other random things that we’ve wanted. It always seems like I pick the strangest things to order from the internet. I can only imagine what the delivery person would think if they actually knew what was in our packages. They would probably think we’re very weird!
Shopping online can be a great money and time saver if you actually go ahead and do it when you’re supposed to. Sometimes you get in a time crunch and then can’t help but purchase the item from the store. I do like supporting local businesses, so if the price is not that much different, I will pick it up from the locally owned store.
What’s the strangest online purchase you’ve ever made?