The high street isn't tempting most people who voted in our poll

Cyber Monday, the online equivalent of Black Friday, fell on December 2 this year. There were deals galore, but what about traditional shops?

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 10:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 10:29 am
Internet shopping is here to stay. But are our high streets doing enough to tempt you?

We asked: “With Cyber Monday deals for online shoppers, is enough being done to tempt you to do your Christmas shopping on the high streets?”

At the time of writing, 117 people had voted with 25% saying yes, 75% no.

Emma Stainsby said: “I only buy from shops and stalls because I am bad with computers and won't put my card details in, unless my husband finds something cheaper on line. He orders it. I don't.”Karl Schut said: “I buy practically everything online. Cheaper, more convenient, easier, warmer, quicker. Shopping isn't a hobby. It's a chore for me.”

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Paula Hudson said: “I popped into town for a few bits one day last week. Almost £5 parking I was there for just over 3 hours! I’ll stick to online or Metrocentre thanks!”

Ian Hedley thinks: “Big online companies along with ridiculous town centre rent have destroyed the British high street.”

Karl Burgess is not a fan of the high street, saying: “Surely the people who voted ‘yes’ did that accidentally.”

Simon Keenan prefers online shopping, saying: “I just went to Pandora in Newcastle, queues out the door waiting. I ordered it online and off I went.”

Chris Batchelor said: “Why go to the high street with all chaos when you can sit in the comfort of your home in order online?”