I resisted the lure of online shopping for the longest time, based on a couple of reasons:
1.) I was one of those people who did not have a credit card until I was well into my job at the broadsheet. And credit cards are essential to online purchases.
2.) Before moving to Manila, I lived in what would be generously labeled as the armpit of the National Capital Region — Pasay City. While delivery service would probably have no trouble finding the post office, getting my packages would involve me risking getting jeered, mugged, or stabbed. For real-real.