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How many of you do your Christmas shopping online

AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
I am finding each year I'm doing more online shopping, I know it takes the fun out of Christmas shopping but I can't stand the crowds, being pushed around, the rudeness..... 
Tina 
(Ankyie Spon)
I'm a Pain Warrior

How many of you do your Christmas shopping online 17 votes

Yes
70%
EmmaBthespicemanSpibessusan48ShlblyGalDrivervysvaderweaverFirefly123DoriFishbigjock123WF2k 12 votes
No
5%
CockneyRebel 1 vote
Sone
23%
GeoarkAmi2301AnkyieSponXenasMum 4 votes

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  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
    edited December 2018
    Sone
    Apologies for typo.... . "Some" have sore hands this morning hit wrong keys & hit send before checking as always 
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • mumjacmumjac Posts: 19Member Connected
    Im a big fan of on line shopping , being in a mobility scooter its a nightmare in shops x
  • EmmaBEmmaB Posts: 159Member Pioneering
    Yes
    I'm a HUGE fan of online shopping all year round!!!
  • GalDriverGalDriver Posts: 45Member Courageous
    Yes
    I do virtually ALL my shopping online. Going to shops is no longer fun for me. An electric scooter is often seen as a nuisance plus my fatigue makes it no fun whatsoever! hahaha. We even do grocery shopping online  :) 
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
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    To me the joy of Christmas shopping has gone. You all know what its like, the pain, the ques, the pushing and shoving for the sales, it just stresses me out and upsets me that I can't do what I used to be able to do.
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    No
    What Christmas shopping ?
    I used to enjoy Christmas when I was a church bell ringer but now I am just glad to wake up any morning. Make every day special
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,493Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Yes
    Hello @AnkyieSpon Have done this since July signed up and do everything on line.

    TESCO went on line early and booked my shopping for the week up to the C word day. Us gents who live alone have and hate the day.

    Come on here to bring my sunshine down the line on the day. So any one like myself is not  with any support. Words of comfort.

    Besides on line shopping once you logged in every time your favourites.   So this stays on every time. Easy to do click on and that is all done. Started at 6am why not.

    Finished by 7 am . Cannot do that at the store.

    Great guys deliver it and to the kitchen .Even unpack it. Plus the points make prizes.

    By way . My trips turn into a drama as always something happens.

    Reason do not shop any more out there.

    Especially the continuous repetitive  tunes of Cword day.

    Makes want to run for cover. Yes I am life president of the grumpy old man club.

    Happy shopping every one.


    @thespiceman



  • Firefly123Firefly123 Posts: 289Member Pioneering
    Yes
    My first year doing most online am in to much pain and not enough energy. Cup of tea and the press of a button so much easier 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,159Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Sone
    We are buying all our nieces and nephews presents from The Works this year (10 kids) we did get a few items in-store and the rest online. My partner prefers online shopping but I love the nostalgia of Christmas shopping!

    Even now in my manual or powered wheelchair, unless the shop isn't accessible then nothing will stop me :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
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    @Ami2301 I love the works. I'm addicted to buying craft bits even though I haven't made anything in ages due to Carpal tunnel  
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,159Community champion Disability Gamechanger
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    What crafts do you like making @AnkyieSpon?
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
    edited December 2018
    Sone
    @Ami2301 I love making things out of old books so the folding pages technique. I've made candles, vases, mosaiced background with have vase made from book and paper flowers then framed, fairy House to name a few oh and Christmas tree of course 😂 
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,159Community champion Disability Gamechanger
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    Wow they are amazing! 
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • XenasMumXenasMum Posts: 27Member Connected
    Sone
    I've been doing my Christmas shopping online for years now, but I do still enjoy going out to do a bit as I'm a bit of a £1 shop and charity shop addict. I'm just a lot more restricted going out per se 
    Where did you learn the paper folding @AnkyieSpon? It looks brilliant and I'd love to have a go 
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
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    @XenasMum I found tutorials on YouTube it's amazing what you can learn from YouTube @Ami2301 thank you, it's very relaxing ,what do you do?
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,159Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Sone
    I used to love drawing but due to my Ataxia and poor grip I am unable to do that now. It's an ongoing process in finding something I can do and enjoy :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
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    @Ami2301 I draw too, portraits, have you tried using chunky mechanical pencils? Much easier to grip?
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,159Community champion Disability Gamechanger
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    Not heard of them before, what do they look like?
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Posts: 123Community champion Pioneering
    Sone
    @Ami2301, they are currently out of stock at amazon but I've attached a pic. Buy a few of these then buy different grades of lead or chalk and you'll never have to buy a pencil again. Lyra Ferby made chunky pre school pencil but maybe look directly on their website they might make artist ones. ... If not we've just discovered a gap in the market. 
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,159Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Sone
    Thanks @AnkyieSpon I will bear that in mind :)

    I apologise for your original topic going off subject!
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,493Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2018
    Yes
    Hello @AnkyieSpon ; I forgot to add about on line shopping.

    Apparently because of on line fraud. By September 2019 the EU wants to have a directive all payments must be accompanying with digit code only known to the owner.

    Although will this apply to us if we leave EU..

    Although many banks and financial institution have not told there customers yet. 

    The other issues have been raised how many have a mobile phone. So the code be sent through mobile phone networks. 

    Just wait and see what happens.

    Take care

    @thespiceman
  • alibongo51alibongo51 Posts: 17Member Listener
    i hate christmas lol but do all my shopping online
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Posts: 2,798Member Disability Gamechanger
    I do 95 percent of shopping online all year round


    I am a fibrowarrior!
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