Would you buy shoes online or not?

Please help: Online shopping questionnair

10 messages
01/07/2011 at 23:11

Please help to answer the questionaire here! 

http://kingston.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cOPSxeJ22OYn1eQ

I’m a student and currently doing the research for buying shoes online. Mainly focus on the reason why people buy shoes on the Internet.

This survey will take only 5 minutes. Thank you for your time.

01/07/2011 at 23:17

I've bought shoes online cause it's cheaper than going to a shop and paying for their staff wages, rent, etc. Don't get me wrong I support local running shops and have bought many shoes from these as they are owned & run by real runners. Having found a pair that I liked I bought my last pair online - same as what I bought in the shop.

I wouldn't a buy a pair if I hadn't tried them on intially as shoes vary a lot I width and fit as well as when you try them out hand have a giat analysis.

02/07/2011 at 00:51
Only completed some of the questions, what I earn is of no relevance imho

The question are missed out some important questions as well. I generally buy in store due to associated products and services such as biometric checks which are not available online
Edited: 02/07/2011 at 00:53
02/07/2011 at 09:00
For what it's worth, clumsy wording in section 3. If I was doing this research, I'd try to find out how many people bought their first pair of "trainer X" at a proper shop, then bought exact replacements of "trainer X" online.
02/07/2011 at 09:20
ive bought online but only when ive been and tried them on in store, certainly not buying blind,

if you know your gait and are familiar with a brand its ok i guess, i bought my last 3 asics that way based on my gait and the way they are designed as i'm very familiar with asics an *fingers crossed* their way of doing things for my style is consistent,


02/07/2011 at 13:29
What?? You've posted the same survey here and on Folksy.com What is the point? Folksy is full of crafters who design and hand make lovely stuff on a small scale. RW is full of errr... runners!

Buying running shoes is TOTALLY different to buying casual/ fashion shoes. You haven't made any distinction at all. Do you even understand the difference? Do you care? What are you trying to gain from this survey?
05/07/2011 at 14:07
OP is crackers
05/07/2011 at 14:50
the survey is also stupid as it allows you to complete the whole thing without ticking a single box!! as I just did as a test.

it's from a Business School and they allow that to happen?? oh dear
07/07/2011 at 16:29

What's freedom of hassles ?

Do I want more hassles ? or do I want The Hassles to be freed ?

11/07/2011 at 23:24

Last time I bought running shoes on line, the company sent me someone else's order (and sent my order to that other person).

I cancelled my order due to non-delivery of what I wanted, sent the misdirected items back, and requested a refund of my postage for sending them back.

I had to threaten legal proceedings before they (eventually) bothered to refund my postage.

Since then I've bought in shops. Far less hassle.


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