Originally Posted by Pollyanna
The trouble with online shopping for me is you lose the experience of going into a drum shop and having that Adventures in Fantasyland feeling. Oh well, times change and it was good while it lasted ...
OK, Let's talk about the fantasyland feeling.
I get in my truck.
I fight traffic for 30 to 60 mins
I park, lock, hide all of my things like my iPod, radio faceplate, etc.
I walk into the music store
The drum department is full of kids hitting everything in sight and making so much noise that I couldn't hear a cymbal if I wanted to
None of the drums are tuned
It never fails, No matter what I want to look at there will be someone standing there looking at the same thing
I buy $20 worth of heads, sticks, or another cheap thing.
I have to show my receipt to the doorman to leave the store
I go home
I spend $10 on fuel round trip
OK, Now the net experience
I make a vodka on ice
I open my laptop
I click buy
I use PayPal
I get my receipt and tracking # via email
I wait four days
I even gave my UPS driver the code to my garage door so he puts the boxes inside for me.
I come home from work and its Christmas!
If there is a problem, I send it back without leaving home.