9 Reasons to Shop for OnlineWritten by Andy McKenna
Shopping for gifts online rather than in mall has a number of obvious benefits - you can do it from comfort of your armchair, you don't have to drive to shops and pay for parking, and you don't need to tire yourself out trudging through crowds - but there are many other reasons to buy over internet. We have listed nine here:
1. It's not cheap to buy books in a bookstore in Australia, so it's good to benefit from discounts available by buying books online. From some online booksellers you can get books for literally half price. Alternatively, a magazine subscription can be a gift that's a little bit different
2. We don't always have time to nip down to music store, so buying from CD or DVD stores online can save a lot of time and effort, as well as money. A DVD or CD can be a great gift for all age groups
3. The best part about buying adult gifts online is that it is both discreet and secure. No one needs to know where you have been surfing or what you've been spending your money on. And another plus is that you avoid customs duty and restrictions
4. Men just love gadgets - it's way of world. It might be a stereotype, but electronic gifts are ideal gift for 'him'. You can save huge amounts by buying electronics gifts online, and most can be delivered to your door
Give Back to the World, the Internet Makes it Easy and FreeWritten by Jesse S. Somer
Giving back to world just became as easy as clicking a button on your computer screen, and it's free.
A week or so ago I wrote an article entitled, 'On-line charities are a perfect place to see how people help world, and inspire you to join a good cause.' This is a little follow-up article just to tell you about an amazing site that a friend told me about after reading first article. It's called www.thehungersite.com and it's an incredible concept that has obviously struck a chord with many people, as there are now several links for five other similarly constructed sites. The main concept is that if visitors go to site and simply click on button 'Give free food-Click here', 1.1 cups of staple food will be given to undernourished and starving human beings in world. How can this be true? All we have to do is click a button and food is given to hungry people? Yesterday alone site had given a total of 148,735 cups of food. Since its inception on June 1, 1999 (6years in existence), over 417 million cups of food have been given by site's sponsors and supporters.
This is how it works. The site is sponsored by many organizations, two main ones being Mercy Corps and America's Second Harvest. The sponsors have to pay to have their banners advertised and all of proceeds go to charity. After you make a click many sponsors' ads come up and one has opportunity to buy merchandise or give donations that go directly to cause. To give food you don't have to buy anything, just click, but I figure that people who buy things and give a little extra are what make system work. I don't really know exactly how it does function, but site stipulates that you can go back every day and just clicking on button gives people food. They want you to tell your friends and colleagues of course, and I guess more visitors site receives, more chance that people also purchase a few items from what looks to be like very reputable organizations.