This year, I decided to do all my shopping for gifts online. Why? It’s cheaper, faster and easier. Or so I thought.
I’ve regularly purchased things online from Amazon and Ebay and it’s never been problematic. It’s arrived on time, if not early. Unfortunately around Christmas time, this all changes. One of my friends had an order for a camera arrive about a week after it was scheduled to arrive.
Perhaps that should have set off all the warning signs. The stuff I’ve ordered from Amazon was supposed to arrive several days ago and right now I’m not sure where it is. I know that several of my friends also share this problem.
Part of the problem was my own; I left it very late to order. But Amazon promised me a delivery date which it hasn’t managed to keep. I’m hoping that it comes in soon or I’m gonna have to give gifts in January or have to pop down to the shops to physically buy replacement gifts.
This Joy of Tech comic sums it up. Let down by online shopping or shipping?
Next year: Order Christmas gifts in October or physically purchase them from the shops.