Shop till you drop.. on­line?

Rutherglen Reformer - - 100 Year Since Armistice Day -

The clo­sure of M & Co in Cam­bus­lang has been blamed on more and more shop­pers buy­ing their clothes on­line.

The fash­ion chain con­firmed the Main Street shop is set to close later this month, while many other high street chains such as House of Fraser and Deben­hams are also strug­gling.

We took to the streets to asked lo­cals if they pre­ferred the quick­ness of buy­ing on­line or if they still wanted to try be­fore they buy.

Paul Cole­man, from Spring­hall, still prefers to buy things in per­son.

He said: “I’d rather go to the shop, be­cause if you or­der on­line they can send some­thing dif­fer­ent to what you’ve or­dered, or get some­thing else.

“It might be the wrong size, and it will take ages to send it back.

“I’d rather go, try some­thing on and then de­cide if I want to buy it.” Brian McLaugh­lin felt along sim­i­lar lines, while Keith Saun­ders be­lieved it was sim­pler to buy items in per­son.

How­ever, Lau­ren McPher­son, from Castlemilk, be­lieves that it is a lot eas­ier to buy clothes on­line.

She said: “If I need some­thing for the week­end I can get it de­liv­ered quickly, with­out hav­ing to go round the shops.”

Shut­ting up shop M&Co in Cam­bus­lang Main Street is clos­ing its doors

Brian McLaugh­lin said: “Old habits die hard and I still like to have a look at things. “It keeps things a bit more real to do that rather than do ev­ery­thing on­line.

Keith Saun­ders said:“Both me and my wife pre­fer to go to the shops. “I’m not a fan of us­ing the in­ter­net, be­cause it takes me four times as long as any­thing else!”

Lau­ren McPher­son, from Castlemilk,said: “For clothes I use on­line, for food I’ll still get it from a su­per­mar­ket my­self. It’s a lot eas­ier for clothes and you avoid go­ing around town.”

Paul Cole­man said: “You get too many prob­lems on­line. I or­dered ra­zors the other week and the wrong ones got sent out. It’s bet­ter to see what you’re buy­ing in per­son.”

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