We've started our Christmas shopping and this morning we bought a long stitch tapestry kit for my step daugheter from ebay where the delivered price is $18 less than in the local shops. We got a larger, really nice one of Major Mitchell Cockatoos but I noticed there were a lot of sales of what seemed to be old stock where the packages were a bit tatty but still unopened. So for the budget concious some nice designs could be bought for around $20 delivered or cheaper.
A few days ago we ordered some books about home brewing for my step son (my step children are adults) from amazon.com. I know there is a lot of debate about money lost to Australia by shopping online from overseas stores but we bought these books for less than half the price, delivered from the US, than the cheapest price I could find here.
I also bought some Kindle ebooks from amazon.com which were on special fo zero dollars. My Mum who is 86 has a Kindle and I search for zero dollar books for her all the time. She says they have all been readable and some very enjoyable. It is such an economical way to get the books for her which is so important as she is on a pension.
So, all in all, I save quite a lot of money shopping on-line.
I had a home delivery of 8 x 8kg bags of Supercoat dog food from Coles as it was on special for just $12 per bag!! This is less than the normal half price in both Coles and Woolies,soas the delivery was free,being over $100 when I added another $4 worth of stuff,this was a real bargain for me,and also saved me having to get it put away! I store it in a Wheelie Bin.These hold 10 bags comfortably and NOTHING can get into them,either critters or weather!! Too easy!!!
My last item was stretch covers for my lounge and recliners 2 days ago and they have already been delivered. Prior to this I regularly buy my wine and a few other articles on line. I loathe going shopping but as the grocery and fruit/veggie stores are in the same complex I get my hair done at each week, I buy there instead of on line.