Brit shoppers not connected with Internet may be paying 2.7 billion dollars more per year

October 18th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 18 (ANI): Nine million British people, who are not connected with the Internet, may be paying 2.7 billion dollars a year more for their shopping than those online, a survey has said.

A survey by the Post Office found that 91 per cent of those aged over 60 had “no idea” that they could be able to get cut-price shopping and higher bank interest rates online, according to The Telegraph.

The Post Office said a single person could save at least 300 pounds a year by taking up online offers, meaning that the nine million who did not have access to the internet were paying 2.7 billion pounds a year extra.

The survey revealed that 33 per cent of over-60 years would love to get connected to the web, but were “terrified of computers”.

The poll comes during Get Online Week, which starts today and aims to get older people on the Internet, The Telegraph reports.

The poll showed that only nine per cent of over-60s were aware they could save money through online deals.

Eighteen per cent said they thought there was “no benefit at all” in using the Internet. (ANI)

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