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Posted 11/17/13
I guess it depends on the level of importance as has been stated already.

For example, I was putting together a new PC for my birthday at the beginning of the year and the PSU would be arriving about a week after the rest of the parts (I blame a friend, who suggested I buy from this particular online store where they were morons who took ages to ship what any other retailer would ship in a day or two). I ended up cancelling that order and buying the PSU from Best Buy, it was a little more expensive, but whatever.

Amusing as it may seem though, if it was a video game, anime or manga, I probably would have waited...but then I had been meaning to put together my own PC for like 3 years, so....
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Posted 11/17/13
depends on how bad i want/need it lol

anime merch i'm willing to wait a while if i can order it somewhere cheap

when i was in school it was very important that i get my books ASAP bc the professors would never release information on what books we needed for the semester beforehand. sometimes i just bought them from the crazy expensive bookstore.

depends
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Posted 11/17/13 , edited 11/17/13
As long as it's within a timely fashion then I don't mind waiting for it. Although I doubt I could handle months of waiting for something. I once bought a copy of Metro 2033 from barnes and noble.com and it either took like 3-5 months to show up or it never came. I can't remember. Bought it from amazon and it was there before the delivery estimate. The issue for me falls down to local availability. If I can by something fro ma retailer without worrying about shipping then I'll go ahead and buy. I usually do without if I need to order something to obtain it, but sometimes it's good enough to take the risk.
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20 / M / San Antonio, TX,...
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Posted 11/17/13
I recently bought a Naruto ANBU costume back in July for the local Comic-Con here that was in October. It still hadn't arrived even till this day when they said 1-2 weeks shipping time. Only to find out they went outta business and just took all the peoples money without shipping out products. (Including myself) So, I am now VERY careful when ordering from websites other than Newegg. ;_; Lost out on $350 with that cosplay site.:../
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Posted 11/17/13
It depends on the product, haha. But most of the time I can wait. I'm pretty patient now, but when I was younger. Not one bit.
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23 / M / Oregon, USA
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Posted 11/17/13
I buy most things online, truthfully. That said, I prefer to get my deliveries as quickly as possible - I stick to Amazon Prime items, typically.

Otherwise, I would say anything over a week or so negates most price differences for items that I can buy at a nearby store... I'm pretty impatient.
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Posted 11/17/13
I dislike the fact that at the beginning of the class my instructor would inform his students that the books needed for the class are not available in the campus library and the discussions of the said books would proceed within the next week.
So, we order online. I find cheap ones but I always make sure the books have cds with added activities.

Anyway, thanks to my internet-bound colleague of mine, he always finds pdfs of the said books. Like a muthafucka.
What would I do without you?!!


If I'm ordering something I want (like books / comic books / novels), I'm wiling to wait for two weeks.
But, when that amount of time passed and I still did not have my product, that's when I go looking for the shipping info. D=<
Like what state it has been transferred, what time it has been delivered to another vehicle, etc. @_____@

Ohh. I don't like receiving a pink slip at my gate saying, "we were here to hand you your packages, but you're not. Please, follow the directions on the slip to reclaim your packages."
WHAT??!! D= D= D=<
I ain't moving another muscle.
I already waited so long. Now, I have to move too?!! And, get my stuff?!!
rawwr!! >:(
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22 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 11/18/13 , edited 11/18/13
I don't mind waiting for months if it's organics like seeds, spores, and plants that I'm ordering, because of what all can go wrong prior to shipping live organisms (i.e. mold contaminating the batches of seeds), and the simple fact that nature is in charge of when they can be shipped. Alot of times, those have to be ordered way ahead of time. When it comes to non-perishable items... Not so much. After a few weeks, I'd start to get crabby.
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Posted 11/18/13
I hate ordering online unless it's digital or new items. Because I am an impatient son of a fuck, and hate waiting.

But I generally order online anyway because I'm too damn lazy to go to the store. I'd rather wait two days for one-day shipping bullshit to get a new console and games than get off my ass for thirty minutes and buy the items myself.

I'm stupid like that.
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Posted 11/18/13
Hate crowds, lines, sunlight, walking, getting out of bed, leaving the house, and people etc.

Place the order.

Wait extremely long 1-2 months.

Forget you ordered something.

Fedex Santa arrives at your doorstep with presents you bought with your own money.

Extreme excitement and dancing when you open the box and remember you ordered something.

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This excitement has no monetary value, thus I never mind waiting. A side note, any amount of time or money is worth it if it means I don't have to step outside.
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Posted 11/18/13 , edited 11/18/13
It depends on what is is, how quickly I need it and where it's from. I only order from a handful of sites, so I generally know what I'm getting into. For example, I know I can expect at LEAST two weeks for my amazon.co.uk DVD orders to come in ('Cause I'm in the US), but anything I order from Victoria's Secret usually arrives in 4-5 days, depending on processing time. Amazom fluctuates heavily depending on what it is and if it's coming from the warehouse or a seller.

I generally order everything on the internet. Very rarely do I go buy things at the shops, with the exception of clothes and groceries. (I just can't order clothes online. Mainly 'cause I'm small and have trouble finding them-Underwear being the exception.) And Monster High dolls, because the online prices are crazy. (Plus, I work in retail and get 10% at my store.) My favourite place to order is the Disney Store, because, once shipped, the order only takes two days to get to me. (Though their shipping prices and boxes are rather obnoxious.)
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Posted 11/19/13
As long as it isn't something very important that effects my daily life, i don't mind waiting for stuff to save money.
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Posted 11/19/13
*Points to backlog, AKA, "Mount Pileus"* I order online and forget about it. *Poof* Item I ordered online shows up. That's usually how it goes. Is it sad I haven't been to a retail store (other than the grocery store pretty much) in...years...? I'd much rather order online and save money. With a backlog as massive as mine, I don't have time to get impatient. And besides, there's no guarantee an item you want will actually be in the store. At least with ordering online, you don't have to go down to pick up the item since it's delivered right to your door. I like the convenience of ordering online. I think it's fun that I can make an order at 1 a.m. In most cases--a brick and mortar store won't be open THAT late and I wouldn't want to be out THAT late anyway! I can understand how some might want instant gratification, but I'm a patient person and I'd rather save money. (By the way, 30% isn't that impressive. I don't take an interest until I see at least 46% off. 50% off gets the "Trigger Finger" excited, 60% off--I can't order fast enough). Obviously, I'm an online shopper and I shop online often.
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