5 products not to buy online

Sometimes the best shopping deal is not on the Internet. If you're looking to save money, an actual store can be a better place to purchase certain items.

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Mar 12, 2012 3:43PM
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Please give me the entire article on one page!  I am tired of having to click, click, click to get all the info.  I will no longer do it to read these articles.
Mar 12, 2012 12:48PM
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Wow! What a waste of electrons this article was.

 

Here are some other things that you shouldn't buy online:

1) Water

2) Dirt

3) Air

4) Railroad cars

5) Planets

6) Bricks (and mortar!)

Mar 15, 2012 5:31PM
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This article makes no sense whatsoever. It says there are 5 things that we shouldn't buy online. What are these 5 things? Where is this described? Even the video, doesn't do a good job of explaining what eh 5 things were. This article is very poorly written, too many questions, and not many answers.
May 26, 2012 6:05PM
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Just read the so called "article"... No mention of the five actual "products" you shouldn't buy online.... this is why the internet sucks.....I should not have to go from page to page to page to read the stupid thing..... When you boast a headline.....show the article.....not the teaser......that's just garbage!
Mar 12, 2012 2:25PM
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This is one of the dumbest and least informative articles I have ever wasted my time reading.

 

Mar 30, 2012 6:33PM
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What are the 5 items not to buy on line?
Mar 12, 2012 4:25PM
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Wow, is this written for adults or 7th graders?  (But just par for the course with MSN money...people who follow advise on these pages will be up their ears in debt their entire lives but feel okay because it's "smart" debt....

Wrong, debt is slavery...set yourself free, America!!

Mar 15, 2012 11:28PM
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what a totally useless article and my bad for wasting time to respond!
Mar 15, 2012 10:29PM
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It should've said 5 articles never to read..........a 9 year old could've written this
Mar 12, 2012 11:57AM
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"You'll see sites that have a good price, but they're trying to get it to the East Coast from Arizona, and a lot of the time . . . it might be better to go to Best Buy," Wisnefski says.

Sorry dude, but there is never a time in one's life when it is better to go to Best Buy, unless of course you are made of money and aren't concerned at all with saving. Did you know Best Buy sells an HDMI cable for $1200? Yeah, those guys are not trying to rip people off at all?

Mar 30, 2012 6:35PM
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You never did say what those 5 items were not to buy.
Mar 12, 2012 12:13PM
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I don't agree about not buying clothes on-line. Most of the time, it's the very best way to buy your clothes especially after you have found a good manufacturer to buy them from.  You can assure you get the right sizes that regular stores don't carry most of the time and you have a wider variety to choose from. 

 

Mar 15, 2012 7:53PM
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WTF kind of STUPID article is this???  How do you think your audience is, retards from the Planet Stupid???

 

Anyone who has done online shopping knows of shipping and handling charges, delays in getting deliverIes would prohibit buying groceries or appliances on line???  Putting an appliance in the checkout and seeing the shipping charges is enough to press the DELETE button in no time.

 

COME ON!!

Mar 12, 2012 10:47AM
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These articles that go from page to page just to get you to click so they can drive their advertising rate are so obnoxious.  Obviously, its tough to buy a tomato online, what a stupid article...
Mar 15, 2012 6:42PM
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For the writer...you say not to buy heavy items, like TVs online. First off, apparently you haven't purchased a TV lately. Flat screen TV's are not heavy, light enough that you can easily carry in a 46" by yourself. Even the big ones are not heavy, just awkward. PLUS, most items where you're spending $100 or better are free shipping, and even though some states are putting in sales tax for ONLINE purchases, many still do not charge it. I got a 46" LCD SONY TV for $350 less than local, no sales tax, delivered for free. Even if I'd have had to pay sales tax, I would have saved money over buying it local. The person that wrote about losing jobs due to online sales, you are correct, but the reason some of these places can sell at the the prices they do is because they have no overhead, and no employees, and I think even you would buy online if you could keep $500 more in your own pocket to spend on other things. We're all just trying to get by these days with what we have. 

Mar 12, 2012 1:39PM
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The number one thing not to buy online is THE LOADS OF CRAP these MSN, Yahoo, Shine, etc.. "writers" (I use that term very loosely) are trying to push as so-called articles. I could not even finish the slideshow because of the poor writing. For example, the first thing not to buy is "heavy items" and the second is "appliances". Most appliances are heavy so you are being redundant from the start. It is hard to believe that people are being paid to write this useless drivel.
Mar 30, 2012 8:04PM
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MSN you make a great teacher to our younger generation.  They too don't stick with the subject,
just as you have.   The subject title says:  "5 Products Not To Buy Online" then you went into a rapping frenzy and forgot your own subject.  This isn't the 1st time either.

Mar 15, 2012 11:30PM
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How does crap like this warrant a link on msn homepage? Complete waste of time.

Mar 12, 2012 2:50PM
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Um.. this is common sense stuff..  Do people really not understand these concepts?

Mar 12, 2012 1:19PM
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Rather than having to click thru 7 pages, 'twould have been more reader friendly to see the several items listed on p. 1, with the rest of the pages used to expand on and explain the list.
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