Apart from physical stuff like cds etc that then arrive in the post. The reason I ask is that so far I have only found one thing – digiguide and even that is only worth the seven hard earned quid per year if your PC and TV happen to be in the same room. I’m all ears.
I agree with most of waht you said, but I recently purchased some theatre tickets for a show in London, and it was more expensive to purchase them online. The cheapest option (although not cheap!) was to phone the box office direct (London Palladium)
I am still amazed at the 'booking fee' that is being charged by companies for tickets bought online (esp. Cinemas which IMHO already charge too much!). Taking cinemas as an example, you book online, collect your tickets using your card from a machine and view the film. That must cut out at least one person from the chain?
National Express on the otherhand seem to have got tickets bought online sorted. You get sent an email print it out and away you go.
I am sure you can buy nearly anything you like online these days (legal or not!)
In my case, certainly Car Insurance worked out cheaper. I found that instead of paying the renewal premium that I received by post, I went to the same insurers web site, and just took out another policy. Saved me about £20. Done this 2 years in a row. Channel Ferry tickets are often a bit cheaper if bought on-line.
I agree with Sir Radfordin & georgemac; charging a booking fee for a theatre or cinema tickets bought on-line, is exorbitant.
Although insurance certificates do arrive by post and Lotto requires you to print out and post off an application. Flights are an excellent example & one that I have used but had not thought of when posting.
I bought an e-book. That was great fun because as soon as the system checked my credit card I was whisked away to a download page. Pretty soon I had my book, a few minutes more and it was printed out (the licence allowed one print copy). Quicker than hopping on a bus and going to Blackwells. Mind you the binding is fairly naff ;-)
Libraries buy a lot of e-journals but I suspect that the purchasing bit *isn't* done online just the reading thereof :-)