5 Reasons Five Below Is A Great Store

5 Reasons Five Below Is A Great Store

Everything is $5 and below...does it get any better than that?
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Being a college student can be dwelling on the expenses. It is hard to work and study at the same time, so most college students don't have as much spending money as they would like to have (unless they ask their parents for some spare change.)

There are a few stores that college students love and Five Below is one of them. It is mostly used for younger kids but there is something there for everyone, especially with a good price tag attached. Any college student can attest that going to Five Below is always an adventure. Whether you are just popping in, or have something in particular that you are buying, the store will always make you in a good mood. Below is the top 5 reasons why the store Five Below is great.

1. The price

Five below, everything is $5 and below. Are you seeing that??? Nothing gets better than that, especially with a college budget. A $3 face mask or a $5 fuzzy blanket is something we all need sometimes.

2. The vibe

There is something that always makes someone smile when going into this store. It could be seeing all the kids pick out their favorite toy of the day, or just simply seeing that a candy bar is 68 cents. The store also has a lot of colors going on and the vibe is very wild, which always seems to lift peoples' spirits.

3. The decor supplies

This store carries somethings that seems to surprise people. Some of their decor supplies is nice and nobody would even guess you bought it at Five Below. Some of their canvases look like you just purchased it on Amazon or Bed, Bath & Beyond.

4. It has things you never knew you needed

Stores that carry an array of items always make their customers happy. Five Below has such an array of items, you will find yourself buying a good pair of workout socks you didn't even think you needed.

5. The innocence

Us college kids sometimes miss our childhoods and think back to when life used to be easier. There is something that makes us college kids smile when we see something that reminds us of the good ole' days of our childhood. Seeing unicorn soap or a Star Wars jump rope just brings back memories.

I hope you now see why Five Below is just an all-around great store. Next time you are looking for a store to browse in, I 10/10 recommend Five Below.

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8 Reasons I'll Take In-Store Shopping Over Online Shopping Any Day

In-store shopping shouldn't be disregarded.

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Lately, there have been many department stores closing due to the rise of online shopping as opposed to in-store shopping. According to Fox Business, this includes department stores such as Payless, Gymboree, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Dress Barn. The close of so many retail stores has led to more questions as to whether online shopping will become the only method of shopping.

However, just like with reading on a Kindle versus reading an actual book, not everyone prefers shopping online. At least, I don't prefer online shopping, and yes, I have tried shopping online for almost everything.

Here are eight reasons why shopping in the store will always be better than online shopping, no matter what other people have stated.

1. You can try on clothes

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This is one of the biggest problems I have with online shopping! You can't try on the clothes before buying them online. Sure, you can try on the clothes you get once they've been shipped. But if you have trouble finding the right size, especially since for women every size in almost any store varies, then it becomes more of a hassle.

Yes, a lot of online shopping sites have a "find the right size" menu where it gives you multiple measurements that match certain sizes. But most of those measurements include waist, hip, stomach sizes, and who has time to measure all of that?

2. You can expect what you're going to get

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With in-store shopping, you usually know what you get with buying an item. You know what the item looks like from seeing it in person, or with clothes you've felt the fabric and seen what it looks like in person. With online shopping, you basically don't know for sure what to expect until you receive the item in the mail. There are a lot of sites that may try to scam you where they'll present you with a clothing item that looks nice on the model until you receive it and it looks nothing like what you saw online. At least with in-store shopping, this doesn't happen as often.

3. No shipping expenses

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The nice part with in-store shopping is you don't have to spend extra expenses on shipping. Although there are times when online shopping sites offer free shipping, on some sites, it's hard to find free shipping. And on a lot of sites, they will try to offer free shipping only if you buy items that are $50 or more, which means you have to pay for more to receive free shipping.

4. No wait to receive what you buy

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The great part about in-store shopping is you get the item right away, unless you ask for the item to be ordered in the store. With online shopping, you have to wait for the item to be sent. And although there are some shipping options that allow one-day shipping, you'll sometimes be charged more to receive the item early. With in-store shopping, at least you get the outfit you want or item you need as soon as you pay for it.

5. You can avoid additional shipping hazards

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There are a lot of other shipping hassles that you have to go through besides waiting for the item to be shipped and the cost of shipping. You also have to worry about the item getting lost in the mail or if you'll receive it at the right address. And sometimes the item can get damaged during transit, which makes you feel like you wasted all of your money on buying the it.

6. You can speak to a sales representative in person

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This is especially helpful for buying bras or a dress. With in-store shopping, you can talk to a sales representative and get their opinion before buying the item. Sure, online shopping has someone you can talk to online, but it's not the same since you aren't talking to them in person or trying on the clothes in front of them. With in-store shopping, they can give you advice when you try on the item and offer you alternatives if it doesn't fit, whereas with online shopping, they can only offer you general advice without seeing you try on the item.

7. The option to pay with cash

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If you hate paying with a debit card, then you probably would prefer in-store shopping. The problem with online shopping is that you can't pay with cash since you can't exactly transfer real money online except through a debit card. With in-store shopping, you at least always have the option of paying with cash.

8. You miss the experience of shopping in person

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Lastly, what most people don't seem to understand is that with online shopping, you don't get the whole experience with in-store shopping. You don't get to walk through a mall, try on clothes, finger through the fabric, or see clothes or items in person. Instead, you have to sit behind a computer and shop. Though many people may like online shopping because you don't have to go through the hassle of dealing with people or lines in a store, you still miss out on real experiences with shopping.

So many people are already found in their houses behind a computer screen or buried in their phones. We already miss out on real experiences because we're too caught up in the digital world. So why should we do the same with shopping?

As you can see, shopping in person can have its own benefits to it. I'm not saying that online shopping is completely bad where you may not be able to purchase the item in the store. However, I also don't think that in-store shopping should be disregarded for online shopping. Not everyone enjoys shopping online completely, and by getting rid of in-store shopping, we miss out on the many different experiences that come with it.

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