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Jakarta Post

Shop till you log off: Online shopping addiction takes hold

  • Dian Kuswandini


Jakarta   /   Sat, February 14 2009   /  01:52 pm

JP/J. Adiguna You are after a “shop-till-you-drop” experience, but all you get is hours trapped in thick traffic and fatigue from queuing and walking around the malls. Savvy shopaholics are finding a solution by just staying home and shopping online. Many “virtual malls” offer much the same as what you might find outside, but accessible from the comfort of your home, without no need for dressing up or braving the traffic. So when shopaholic Ayu Martha, who finds it hard to fit a visit to the mall into her tight schedule, needs a fix, it is her laptop that she turns to. “Online stores allow me to shop for many things in one go. Ten stores at a time – isn’t that time saving?” said Ayu, a secretary at a foreign company in Jakarta. A self-described fashionista, Ayu has found herself right at home in the virtual malls.
“No more of th...