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Old 01-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
jocoyn
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I buy local when the local dealer works with me. I do not expect them to match internet prices because they are smaller and have overhead but also expect a realistic price. Local is not necessarily more convenient though.

One challenge I have faced is customer service seems better online than locally. I spend about $120 a month plus on dog food and the local retailer (small) can get my food from the distributor they use, and orders enough from that distributor to add my food. I offered to prepay. I offered to buy a pallet load. All they are interested in is selling me the food they push so forget it! CUSTOMER SERVICE. I buy online.

On the taxes. My state requires me to pay sales tax on out of state purchases when I file my income tax and I do. I would never expect a local business to "eat" the sales tax.
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