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Avoiding (some of) the holiday stress

5 December 2013 No Comment

Imagine, with just the click of a mouse, your holiday shopping is done. No crazy lineups, no busy malls, no fighting for the best gifts. Just one click of your computer mouse or tap on your touchscreen and the gift will be brought to your doorstep.  This is the basic logic behind online shopping.

Mohawk Advertising and Marketing student Sarah Dufton says she enjoys online shopping.

“I like the convenience of it and that I don’t have to go outside and leave my room and there’s so many more options online,” Dufton said.

Like everything else in the world, there are pros and cons to online shopping. Computer Software student Sammy Albera just doesn’t feel comfortable with the idea.

“Personally it would be scary because it’s personal information right, I don’t want to give my info out,” Albera said.

During a recent  interview with 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that Amazon is working on a project called Prime Air. With Prime Air, once Amazon shoppers order their item online, as long as the item is under 5 pounds, it will be placed in a plastic box and picked up by a flying robot that will deliver the package to your doorstep.

Accounting student Nathan McClung is an online shopper who hates the idea of Prime Air.

“I think it’s a terrible idea, it won’t actually go. It’s a cool concept but it won’t get pulled off because there’s too many dangers of theft,” McClung said.

Prime Air isn’t expected to be up in the air until 2015.

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