Poll: How many of the services which you use personally do you contract/purchase online?
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Jun 11

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many of the services which you use personally do you contract/purchase online?".

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Ian Keith Jones Williams  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:00
Membro
German to English
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You what? Jun 11

What services? Not exactly sure what this question means

Zibow Retailleau
Michael Harris
Francesca Bernardis
Robert Rietvelt
Philippe Etienne
Teresa Borges
Joe France
 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 22:00
Membro (2012)
English to Dutch
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Broad question Jun 11

I also found this question difficult because "the services" is rather broad.
If things like energy provision (gas, electricity) and mortgages count, then the answer would be "a few" for me.


Ian Keith Jones Williams
Teresa Borges
 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:00
Membro (2006)
Spanish to Dutch
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Let's reverse the question Jun 11

Are there any services you contract/purchase offline? Probably not, so the right answer here is 'All'.

 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:00
Membro
English to French
Errr Jun 11

I have my hair cut online once every other month, but I fly to Mountain View once a year to renew my e-mail address.

Philippe


Zibow Retailleau
Teresa Borges
Chris S
Ian Keith Jones Williams
 

Justin Peterson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:00
Membro (2007)
Spanish to English
Services? Or stuff? Jun 11

If the question refers to products/stuff ... almost everything online. My picture is on the wall at Amazon

I am surprised retail has not been hit much harder. Who wants to go to a store, park, wait in lines, deal w crowds? Ugh. But, apparently, millions still do.


 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:00
Membro (2006)
Spanish to Dutch
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Define 'services' Jun 11

Does your local bakery (when you buy a bread) render a service?

neilmac
Teresa Borges
 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:00
Membro (2012)
French to English
A lot of them Jun 11

Roughly 20.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 21:00
Membro (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Services? What kind of services? Jun 11

I wonder if the Site Staff would care to explain the question so that we mere mortals are able to give a satisfactory answer. Anyway, some services I use are paid for and others are free, some are provided online and others are delivered in person. To sum up, there’s a bit of everything…

Thayenga
Philip Lees
Muriel Vasconcellos
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:00
Spanish to English
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Not sure I understand the question Jun 11

I answered "most of them", but I'm not sure which service the question refers to...

Liena Vijupe
Philip Lees
 

Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
Spain
Membro (2005)
Italian to English
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Virtually Jun 11

I contract all services I use online personally

I am a virtual being

Mere pixels on a screen

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Philip Lees  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 23:00
Membro (2008)
Greek to English
Let Jun 12

I have a range of different services I use personally when playing tennis, but none of them were purchased on line.

Philippe Etienne
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 17:00
Membro (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Everything online Jun 12

Not only services, but products as well. There are so many advantages of purchasing online and so many disadvantages of buying personally that the space here is insufficient to list all of them.
Bute there is one factor that kills purchases of any kind in person: the fact that we have specialized sites where you can select from a large list of service providers, read the reviews of former clients, see their stats and the famous 5-star rating method is more than enoguh to eliminate personal
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Not only services, but products as well. There are so many advantages of purchasing online and so many disadvantages of buying personally that the space here is insufficient to list all of them.
Bute there is one factor that kills purchases of any kind in person: the fact that we have specialized sites where you can select from a large list of service providers, read the reviews of former clients, see their stats and the famous 5-star rating method is more than enoguh to eliminate personal purchasing, where you have no idea who you're hiring, from your commercial life.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:00
Membro (2003)
Spanish to English
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Some Jun 13

Is software considered a service?
I use e-tail services to purchase most of the products that I buy, but I also hire a number of service providers that have to do their work in person: hair stylist, house cleaner, arborist, plumber, electrician, handyman, painter, carpet cleaner, auto mechanic, etc. Borderline cases might be CPA (though I'd sure hate to have to scan all those forms and receipts), computer tech, health care providers. My online prescription service charges twice as much as
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Is software considered a service?
I use e-tail services to purchase most of the products that I buy, but I also hire a number of service providers that have to do their work in person: hair stylist, house cleaner, arborist, plumber, electrician, handyman, painter, carpet cleaner, auto mechanic, etc. Borderline cases might be CPA (though I'd sure hate to have to scan all those forms and receipts), computer tech, health care providers. My online prescription service charges twice as much as the local pharmacy, takes 4 or 5 days to deliver, and uses enormous bottles that I have no room to accommodate.
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