Topic: Describe a time that you were shopping in a street market

Describe a time that you were shopping in a street market

You should say:

  • When it was
  • Where it was
  • What you bought
  • And explain how you felt about the shopping experience

 

Till not a big Ian of shopping as I am quite up to ears with work and rarely head out to an open-air market for any purchase. All the shopping is often done by my mother who’s a shopaholic. But. off the top of my head. Remember a recent time when I travelled to Singapore, I happened to seize a chance to stroll around and do a little shopping in  town.

My original purpose was to give it a try to see how people in my country live in foreign countries, yet it turned out that the town was a perfect spot to shop for some souvenirs as gifts for my friends back in my country. I took a walk down all the shops and was thrilled to bits when there were lots of items on display. There were some model statutes of the lion – the symbol of Singapore, or some bracelets and car keys with different symbols representing Singapore, it really hit the spot is my friends at that time were constantly texting me to buy something as souvenirs.

This wonderful shopping experience was second to none is it is a street market in the great outdoors, so I could enjoy the fresh and clean air of Singapore while immersing myself in the convivial and dynamic atmosphere of the market place. To tell the truth, I did splurge quite a great deal of money on buying souvenirs, as the items were quite reasonably priced and I also got a discount for buying in bulk.

 

QUESTIONS FOR PART 3

Why some people choose to buy in the street market rather than the shopping mall?

As far as I’m concerned, street shopping is quite cool in the aspect that people are given a combined experience of shopping and immersing themselves in the nature! When they stroll along the small shops lined along the street, they can  see the items on display while being able to look up to the sky and breathe the fresh air, for example. Sometimes, it’s an enriching experience as people can have casual talks with the shopkeepers and deal some bargains with them. All these can make shopping at a street market appealing to many.

 

Do you think the discounted goods have good value?

From my personal experience, the quality of goods sold at a discounted price is often Inferior to those sold at normal prices. This can be due to the fact that the seller may want to get rid of some faulty commodities, so they may reduce the prices so as to attract the vulnerable consumers who are interested in such bargains. Additionally, lowly priced items are often out of dated. So if you’re a fashion fanatic, buying discounted clothes won’t be a good choice, as the items of clothing are often fading out of fashion as newer versions are being launched on the market on an hourly basis.

 

How often do people in your country go shopping?

Generally speaking, people are really into shopping, just like Western people and they will spend as much as time possible for this activity. Usually women will spend at least one or two times a week browsing for latest lines of products especially clothes at the supermarket or shopping mall. If they are busy, they tend to log on the Internet Ion some virtual stores and compare the prices of different brands: and then wait till the weekend to satisfy their desire for shopping

 

What kinds of places are popular for shopping in your country?

Usually, there are two types of places which are popular among shoppers. The first and most prevalent lone is supermarket. This is simply because there are a wide range of clothes of different brands on display and the customers can feel free to try on their favorite piece of garment, they can also take their friends along to check for them if those clothes match or not, which I think is pretty great. Another type is online shopping. The consumers can access the virtual stores on the Internet and browse for items they love. Moreover, they can compare prices and look at the Review sections and receive advice whether that product is worth buying or not

 

Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in reality?

Not really, I think each type has its own merits. In terms of shopping at physical stores, customers there are a wide range of clothes of different brands on display and the customers can feel free to try on their favorite piece of garment; they can also take their friends along to see if those clothes match or not, which I think is pretty great. In terms of online stores, they can compare prices and look at the review sections and receive advice whether that product is worth buying or not. In a nutshell both are here to stay.

 

Did you ever have had shopping experience?

Yes, I did. I remembered that I bought a fake I phone 5 and ended up throwing it in the trash can after one or two uses. The problem is that I didn’t receive good customer service and chose less reliable places to shop. I recalled the shop assistant was strangely nice to me but I didn’t think that those nice words were her trick.

 

What would you do if you bought something disappointing from the internet?

There can be a number of courses of actions I can consider when an item I bought online fails to live up to my expectations. The first thing would do in this case is to note down the address of the store owner and go directly there to ask him. This is simple because the sellers must have the responsibility if they provide products that don’t meet the standards and fix them if there are any technical problems. Another thing I would take into account is that I would go to some local authorities and claim my rights the seller refuses to repair the item; change another one or give a refund.

How is online shopping so popular these days?

It is understandable that buying stuff online is gaining tremendous popularity among people in modem society. You can see nowadays people don’t have time to get to the store in person and access the virtual stores instead. There is an increase in the number of online stores, selling diverse range of products with different rice ranges which cater for the needs of people of all ages.

Furthermore, the customer service is being improved greatly and I see that many people are placing their trust on inline shopping these days.

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