The topic for this Tuesday is Ten Favorite Mail Order Catalogs. Once again, I must quibble: who actually uses catalogs any more? Not I. Twelve or fifteen years ago I decided that the only catalogs I would order from were Land’s End and L.L. Bean, no others. I was receiving way more catalogs than I had time to look at or had need of. The two I kept offered great products, great service, and low shipping cost.
That cut down on the catalog overload… a bit.
Then along came the internet and internet shopping. Hello, Amazon and ContactsOnline.com! I pretty much stopped ordering from catalogs entirely. More recently I have used Catalog Choice to opt out of as many catalogs as possible. Certain vendors — I’m looking at you, KnitPicks — don’t seem to have gotten the message, but overall the incoming flood has slowed to a trickle. Fewer trees being cut down, less paper to recycle. Win-win.
Therefore, instead of giving you a list of my favorite mail order catalogs, I shall give you my ten favorite places to shop online.
kmkat™’s Ten Favorite Shopping Sites
- Amazon. Isn’t this everyone’s favorite site?
- Webs. Ditto.
- Knit PIcks. Ditto, again.
- The Loopy Ewe. Again with the ditto.
- My library’s online catalog. Better than any shopping site; it is free 😉
- Ravelry. *Shopping* for ideas counts, right?
Clearly, I don’t do enough shopping — I ran out of sites!