Because I live in the Maine woods, my shopping choices are pretty limited. Reny's, Hannaford, the dollar store, True Value and the junk stores that pretend they are antique shops.
I'll shop locally if I can, but a lamp for my music stand? Yeah, maybe if I drive an hour and a half to Portland.
So I buy a lot of stuff on line.
For a long time I used ebay to buy a lot of stuff - quick and easy, and I'd get whatever it was in a week or so, delivered right to my PO Box.
Lately, though paypal has been having a lot of trouble processing payments. Paypal has generally been known for its lousy customer service, but it's getting unmanageable lately. The customer service at Paypal and Ebay has completely gone over the deep end. They can't solve problems, don't know what's going on, and whatever the problem is, they tell me it's my fault. It is a completely miserable experience.
So, while I'm not a big fan of Bezos, I've started using Amazon.
What a pleasure! Easy to pay, very fast shipping, and while I haven't had to use it, a great return policy.
With Amazon - there haven't been problems!
Let's see - miserable and aggravate experience shopping, or simple and enjoyable experience shopping.
Such a hard decision!