When you know exactly what you want, which familiar store carries it, and where you will find it on the rows of shelves, shopping is easy. Then all you have to do is to decide how you are going to pay for it, cash or plastic or a paper check.
It should be readily apparent to most shoppers that shopping online or shopping on the internet is far from easy. Sometimes it is difficult to even figure out exactly what brand of “stuff” you want or is going to meet your need, because there is so much available in the world-wide market. And you may not be very familiar with some of the producers of the new “stuff” that has caught your attention, because they are foreigners who are so far away. And you may be somewhat overwhelmed by their persistent “flashy” ads or figuratively “caught” by their technical intrusions into your shopping experience and their keen knowledge of many of your personal interests and personal data. And you are becoming very tired of the hard personal work that is daily required to easily scan some interesting “shelves” of stuff that may meet your needs and be “safe” to use. You don’t like to be constantly hit with “spam” (unrequested ads) as you go through the “markets”, and you are having a hard time making reasonable searches by using available search engines to try to spot what it is that might meet your need or particular interest. The search engines seem to be constantly changing the way that they index “stuff” and make information about it available to shoppers.
Making shopping easy
The following suggestions might make shopping online or in the world-wide market of the internet easier for you, if you are willing to put them to use in your shopping experience.
1. Learn the difference between “necessities” and “luxuries”.
2. Learn the difference between what is “cheap” and what is “worthy”.
3. Learn the basics regarding what makes the “stuff” for which you are shopping work in a dependable way or to do what it claims to do for you.
4. Check out the fine print regarding the “stuff” and the terms of your purchase and the precise “guarantees” or promises of helpful “support” for your purchase.
5. Trust the Lord, the creator of all of the “stuff” that is in this world to enable you to discern the difference between what is “good” and what is “evil” among all of the “stuff” that is available to you in the vast markets of this world.
Let’s talk about this
What is the nature of your shopping experiences online or in the world’s marketplace of the internet? What makes such experiences “easy” or “difficult” for you? What do you think of the 5 cited suggestions above? What questions do you have about this matter that we might discuss?