Leather laptop bags are a large investment. Where would you rather make this investment? Purchasing your new bag online, or offline. Both online and offline have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. Some people will make the choice to do their leather laptop bag shopping online, some will make the choice to use offline. Both these options have their advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of buying online:
The top advantage to buying your bag online is price shopping. You can pull up five different sites selling the same leather laptop bag and they might all have different pricing. You can handpick the site that has the best price (hopefully they have good reviews as well) and choose to do business with them. Another advantage to using the internet to buy your leather laptop bag is promotions and deals. For example, if you decide to purchase your bag through Amazon or Boconi, you will most likely receive free shipping and unlike buying it at a store, the bag will show up to your front door. This will eliminate a lot of the hassle of taking time out of your busy schedule to visit a store that sells the leather laptop bag you desire (along with getting free shipping).
Disadvantage to buying Online:
The main disadvantage of buying your bag online is not having the bag available to you immediately. For example, after you buy the bag, you now have to wait seven days, unless you get overnight shipping (eliminating this disadvantage), in order to receive your bag. Also, mistakes happen. The internet company could potentially send you the wrong bag, creating another very frustrating issue.
Advantages to Buying your bag offline:
when you buy your bag offline, you will be able to take your bag home that day, making the bag available to use the next day, or even that same day if needed. Also, that store most likely offers some sort of buyer protection. For instance, if the strap on your bag breaks, or it’s missing a crucial piece, you can simply bring that bag back to the store and they will replace the broken or missing pieces on the spot.
Disadvantage to buying offline:
You will be missing out on potential price shopping opportunities (unless you want to spend all day going from store to store searching for the best price). Like I discussed previously in this article, you can pull up multiple web pages, find the best price and use that company. Offline, you can no longer perform this action. Also, it’s not find, pick, then buy with offline purchase. You have to actually find time in your busy day, to make your way to the store and purchase the leather laptop bag.
The bottom line is this; whether you’re buying your bag from an offline source or online source, there will be give and take. Whichever venue you find suits your needs the best, CHOSE THAT OPTION. There’s no shame in being a price shopper… It’s the American way!