1.How often do people in your country go shopping?
That really depends on the person but girls and women do it more frequently
than boys and men. My sister often purchases things on the internet while my
mother likes to visit her friends at the mall on weekends for visiting and
shopping. My father and I do very little shopping and when we do it’s usually
online but my father must go to the shopping mall to buy his clothes because his
size is very big and needs to try on the clothing before he purchases it.
2.What kinds of places are popular for shopping in China?
Online shopping on Taobao, shopping malls and local markets are the places
that we go shopping at in my hometown in Shenyang.
3.Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in reality?
Not in my lifetime. Online shopping is great for some simple inexpensive
things to be delivered to your house like DVD’s, books, multitudes of grocery
items and healthcare products etc., but this will not replace the habits of
window shopping, viewing movies at the cinema’s there, and all of the talking
you do with your friends while you are there. These social gathering places
can’t be replaced by online shopping.
4.Did you ever have bad shopping experience?
Yes, I bought a wallet online that in the pictures online looked very good.
Once I received it, it had scratches all over one side of it. I asked them to
replace it but they said they were out of stock and wouldn’t be getting any more
of those wallets. If I wanted a refund I had to ship it back but the shipping
was almost the price of the wallet so I just gave up!
5.What would you do if you bought something disappointing from the
The only option is to send it back and get a refund but that takes time and
will cost you money for shipping. It’s not worth sending back unless the item is
either insured or is expensive.
6.How is online shopping so popular these days?
Well, in recent years, because of the numerous advantages and benefits, more
and more people these days prefer buying things online over the conventional
method of going into stores.When it comes to reasons, the convenience is the
biggest perk, people can do shopping in minutes, and the products will be
delivered to their doors. Also, the better price is another point. Because
products come to you direct from the manufacturer or seller without middleman
being involved. I think that’ why online shopping becomes so popular.