More and more of us are taking to the internet to do the shopping

More and more of us are taking to the internet to do the shopping

We can no longer call shopping a form of exercise. Even though, try as we might, claim that it comes under our 30 minutes of physical activity each day.

The reason we can no longer think this way is because we've elimanted the use of our legs. The internet is all the rage these days and this even goes for shopping trips.

More than one in 10 people have shopped online using a mobile phone - now that's dedication, to choose to wait while each page uploads, or am I just really impatient?

Online shopping can also prove to be a waste of money - especially to those who have been drinking beforehand. One in 20 of the people surveyed admitted to buying something they late regretted when bored or after too many drinks.

Drunken purchases included a ride-on lawn mower despite having no garden, a stuffed cat, five pairs of shoes at once, and a Dukes of Hazzard novelty horn for the family Mondeo.

"More and more people are using their smart phones to shop as 3G connections get quicker and data is bundled in phone tariffs," says Russ Caarroll, UK managing director of shopping.com. "The convience, choice and value offered by shopping online on comparison sites such as ours are borne out in our survey results."

A staggering 91 per cent of respondents said that they preferred shopping online to the high street, because of the best deals available and their hatred of long queues.

Femalefirst Taryn Davies


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