Whats cheaper offline versus online

I have found that the following items are cheaper offline or in physical stores than online on ecommerce. I want everyone to share their feedback. I will compile the list and this will help everyone when deciding where to shop.

Where Offline is cheaper than online:

Branded Furniture
Auto Parts
Lighting more  

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I find that almost every item is cheaper in a physical store than online. And you have other benefits:
1) You can build a relationship with the people in the store
2) You have assurance of quality
3) You can buy what you need based on communication with the shopkeeper rather than random choice based only on price
4) You can see and feel the product before you buy, not just images.
5) In case of a problem exchange or service is more reliable and faster
6) You save time as you can buy when you need
7) You will save environment without wastage of packaging material, which is single use. I do not buy that the trip to the neighborhood store costs fuel. The transportation of this product from warehouse to your house, after the order is placed is many more times the distance that you travel.
8) Shopping with family is a great experience.
9) You are treated as a human being, not just another "customer"
10) You have a chance for unexpected meeting with people you know. I have met some of my ex-colleagues in malls and rekindled the association after long breaks.
11) If you window shop, no one will follow you around suggesting what else you can buy - no more ads
12) You can meet fellow shoppers and exchange ideas/information with them
13) Most of the shop owners are more friendly than any online site.
14) All online stores are owned by people outside India, who are really that concerned about quality. You will find more of "made in China" products.
15) you get to know what is happening in your neighborhood - we are already hooked to gadgets for whatsapp, FB, Twitter etc. Do not need more "connected" time.

An so on. So the benefits far outweigh the "savings" you get from e-commerce. If you read their policies, the sellers are also not happy to be there, but feel compulsion. If you were to contact them, they might be happier to deal with you directly.

Finally the producers including the farmers are squeezed for giving you the lower prices. And they get paid much later than you pay the site. In the mean time, the site enjoys the funds in their control.

I only shopped online on Amazon because I got credit from office for some event. Else, I just go to the shop and buy it.

So think before you shop online next time and make the right choice to take a walk or ride to the neighborhood store more  
Due to time constraint and unfamiliar city, it is better to depend on online purchases where under one roof I can get any product/brand and it is home delivered and if found faulty it is always replaced. I do agree on consumables i believe in selecting my own fruits and vegetables (I hate online stores like Big Basket). more  
One thing One Must Understand Incase You are Going by walk to nearby Super/Mega/Wholesale Market its kind of Family Shopping But Incase you start the Same commute by Any mode of travel Its a Cost Online Shopping saves your travel Cost Rather than that not much a differance more  
Finding a good offline store is difficult in metro.
variety of product is another issue. We find good variety to compare in online. more  
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