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View Poll Results: How do you purchase, local or online?

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  • I will buy at the best price I can get it for.

    2 11.76%
  • I am willing to pay an extra 0-10% to support my local store.

    4 23.53%
  • I am willing to pay an extra 10-20% to support my local store.

    2 11.76%
  • I am willing to pay an extra 20-30% to support my local store.

    0 0%
  • I am willing to pay an extra 30-40% to support my local store.

    0 0%
  • I am willing to pay an extra 40-50% to support my local store.

    0 0%
  • I will always buy from a local store.

    9 52.94%
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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by gejoslin View Post
    Where I live the stores are just too small and inventory is almost nill. Have to drive 75-125 miles round trip just to look and see if they might have what I'm looking for. So unless I can get them to order what I want, I still have the wait time plus they'll jack the price up so they make a profit too. So unless the locals "Happen" to have want I want I have to order online.
    Just the way of life in a small town. (even the mice are stoop shouldered!)(you have to leave town to change your mind!) I'll be here all week! Tip your waitresses!
    I can understand that for occasional purchases, for example if you wanted to buy a Colt 1911 you couldn't really expect bob to start stocking them. But once you got that 1911, if you asked Bob to start stocking .45 because you would be buying it regularly he probably would, and you would save the trip.

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  3. #12
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    I couldn't really answer the "poll". The question is too vague.

    Do I use my LGS? Yes, 100% of the time.

    Do I use my local metal detecting store. Yes, 100%.

    However, many local merchants offer little, or no, real service and their prices are ridiculous. I buy those items on-line most of the time.
    G'Day and G'lock

  4. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodat2710 View Post
    I can understand that for occasional purchases, for example if you wanted to buy a Colt 1911 you couldn't really expect bob to start stocking them. But once you got that 1911, if you asked Bob to start stocking .45 because you would be buying it regularly he probably would, and you would save the trip.
    Ammo and gun cleaning supplies are all purchased locally. It's one time things like scopes and laser sights, etc. that must be bought on line.
    ~Responsible people who understand that their personal protection is up to them, provide themselves with protection. Those that don't have only themselves to blame.~Proud NRA ~SAF~GoA Member~

  5. #14

    Support local businesses?

    Remember when you didn't have a choice? Things were so much simpler then(and better).

  6. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutStalker View Post
    Remember when you didn't have a choice? Things were so much simpler then(and better).
    I do. I live about 15 miles out of town, where the Lowes and Home Depot are. If I need something for the house there's a hardware store around the corner. If I don't need a lot, It is actually cheaper to pay an extra dollar or two for something than the gas I would use on a round trip downtown.
    Chief

  7. #16

    Wink Nostalgic for the good old days.

    There really isn't enough choices available for me to answer this poll.
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    I will buy local as long as it is available, just because there is a Walmart in my area that doesn't make them local. If the owner is local then they are a local establishment.
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    Buying local is a mindset, that you either just get or don't. The more you can spend locally the more your local economy will prosper. Those of us who can remember when the biggest chain in the area were Kroger, A&P, Kressces (now K-Mart), Grants, Sears & Roebuck, JC Penneys back when they were free standing stores, you also remember the local grocer, confectionary, bakery, pharmacy who knew you when you walked in and was always there if you needed something special. Call me nostalgic, call me crazy but I miss that personal touch, that feeling that they truly appreciated your patronage because they depended on it for their livelihood personally.
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    I utilize those types of store as much as I can and solely if and when I can. Spend a little more (usually a better product anyway) and I don't use credit cards, been credit card free for better than 12 years, so money talks and BS walks, often times because of cash you can negotiate a little better price, but you have to ask, don't be chicken you just might be surprised at the outcome.
    I'd rather be a Conservative Nutjob. Than a Liberal with NO Nuts & NO Job

  8. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by dogshawred View Post
    I utilize those types of store as much as I can and solely if and when I can. Spend a little more (usually a better product anyway) and I don't use credit cards, been credit card free for better than 12 years, so money talks and BS walks, often times because of cash you can negotiate a little better price, but you have to ask, don't be chicken you just might be surprised at the outcome.
    Of course you can get a better deal with cash...it's tax free. ;)

  9. #18
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    Those that say the poll isn't specific enough on the definition of local...my definition when starting the poll is the exact same definition as you all have posted. I thought it would of been rather unanimous about our definition of local...I apologize for not defining it more clearly.
    “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    Those that say the poll isn't specific enough on the definition of local...my definition when starting the poll is the exact same definition as you all have posted. I thought it would of been rather unanimous about our definition of local...I apologize for not defining it more clearly.
    I think the definition of "local" is defined not only by size of the company but by their business practices as well.

    My father is an executive at a restaurant chain that has 40 restaurants spread out across 2 states. They locally source all of their ingredients from within the region and are committed to economically and environmentally sustainable business practices and building a sense of community.

    Each restaurant runs its own community outreach program to partner with and help support local non-profits, schools, and youth organizations and keep the money within the community. They've remained privately-held so they don't have to bend to the will of profit-mongering shareholders and all employees are screened and trained on the company's core values.

    I don't think "local" has to be restricted to single store-front mom and pop shops, but places like Wal-Mart and Bass Pro are definitely not local.

  11. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    Of course you can get a better deal with cash...it's tax free. ;)
    No one said anything about breaking the state tax laws. Paying cash eliminates credit card fees and banking charges that additionally increase a businesses overhead. Along with additional wait time gaining access to monies that is theirs in the first place.
    I'd rather be a Conservative Nutjob. Than a Liberal with NO Nuts & NO Job

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