There was a thread on TGP where one "person" (I use the term loosely) seemed proud of using local music stores as demo stations to try gear he was interested in, but then never bought said gear from them, and always made his purchases online. I pointed out that "people" (once again, I use the term loosely) like him make it very hard for small independently owned stores to survive, and that he should appreciate the superior personalized customer service that local dealers offer, even if it costs a little more. I also pointed out that he apparently has no sense of community, whereas I have a very strong sense of community. I believe in supporting local businesses, and like helping my neighbors stay employed, because I believe the whole community is better off when there are fewer unemployed and/or homeless people. And I think it's a sad day when a society finds these values obsolete and/or antiquated. What say you?