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This is how I buy 90% of my things in general, the less people I need to speak to the better .I started photography 5 years ago and have only once been to a photographic store - Wex, this Summer, and that was only to buy an adapter which I dropped on my way to Norfolk on Holiday.
All of my gear, DSLR, Scopes, Lenses, accessories etc. have been bought online because I don't have to spend any effort going out to get them, no parking fees, no petrol spent, no effort.
I can also get cashback with cashback websites.
Returns are much easier I can just hop onto live chat and get return labels emailed etc (if returns are needed)
Items delivered to me with a time window.
It's satisfying shopping around on the Internet finding the cheapest price, in a shop it's much less easier to do so.
The only thing I go out and shop for is food (sometimes) and clothes (sometimes but it's easier finding correct fit in shop), I'm surprised any other store on the high street still exists when you consider the above.
Parking in my local town is £3.50 for an hour, plus you often queue to get in and out. I have no interest in spending half my day popping into town, I know what I want to buy and just get it online to be delivered. That way I can spend my free time doing other things I actually enjoy.