I'm addicted! What fun….. Once I had to get in my car, get stuck in traffic, search for a parking space and wait in queues experiencing the Israeli nation at its best. Today I sit at home in my pajamas, with a cup of coffee and a cigarette and I browse Israel's online shops, buying only what I need. What do you need to know before shopping online? Let's see....... First of all you should always compare prices. There are a number of excellent websites for making comparisons www.bazman.co.il and www.zap.co.il are two of them. You can compare products, prices and even read reviews of the service given by the various websites. What can you purchase online? Just about anything you can imagine. Two excellent websites for shopping are www.olsale.co.il and www.nanashops.co.il here you can purchase anything from electrical equipment to garden furniture. Some items are for auction, the highest bidder gets the product and other items have set prices. Have you ever considered buying food over the internet? At www.netsat.co.il you can do your weekly grocery shopping, quickly, easily and stress free. The prices are slightly higher than the high street supermarkets but are worth the time and energy saved. There are two wonderful websites for babies and children's gear www.baby2.co.il is a very well established site where you can purchase toys and other items for children and babies www.do-bi.co.il is a new site where you can purchase beautiful hand crafted items for children and babies.
The prices aren't cheap but not as expensive as shops like "Nature Baby" etc. Today books, discs, perfume and cosmetics are all available for purchase over the internet. There are a wide range of book stores, I recommend comparing prices as the prices vary greatly from site to site. At www.drugstore.co.il you can purchase, toiletries, over the counter medicines, nappies and many other items found in your local pharmacy. Discs can be purchased at www.disclub.co.il. Regarding clothes, unlike in the U.S.A. where labels like GAP and BANANA all have there own online shopping websites, in Israel it has yet to take off. However a service that has really taken off is online second hand shopping www.yad2.co.il enables you to find EVERYTHING you can imagine second hand and quite often first hand or factory seconds. It's worth checking out, new baby clothes from abroad, prams, cots (why purchase a new cot when in 3 months baby will have outgrown it). It's also an excellent way of getting rid of all those unwanted items around the house, as they sat "one man's junk is another man's treasure". So "HAPPY SHOPPING".