Survey reveals that shoppers are going online rather than the high street to hunt for discounts during the credit crunch Monday 8 September 2008 PDF Print A survey carried out by online discount shopping portal www.laughingdeals.com suggests that more and more shoppers are favouring online shopping to get the best deal. Registered users of the site answered questions about their shopping habits and the majority of the responders claimed that they rarely used the high street to shop for non-food items on a regular basis (more than once a week). In addition to this the consensus suggested that shoppers are getting savvier and not sticking to one particular shop or brand but using various sites to compare prices or discount code sites to get a the best deal on branded items. Kim Foskett, a regular visitor to www.laughingdeals.com comments: “In the current climate it would be foolish to buy an item for the full asking price. Our hard earned money just doesn’t go as far these days. If I can find the cheapest deal, then the search is over and I feel happier knowing I have saved money. I don’t shop so much on the high street any more as it seems to be more expensive and takes longer to compare prices in different shops.” Kim Foskett, Market Harborough Shopping habits are changing and it seems that people feel happier shopping online as they can make comparisons and benefit from offers made available to online shoppers. Most people commented that they had stopped shopping as regularly on the high street for non-food items since the advent of the credit crunch. -Ends- Notes to Editor: Survey carried out amongst members of www.laughingdeals.com a discount shopping website where users can search for discount codes available on branded items. For more information please call Jane Peters on 0845 369 7107 or 07956 406698 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of JC Peters in the following categories: Men's Interest, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.