Skip to comments.Lo9cal stores vs. Box stores
Posted on 07/15/2005 12:46:56 PM PDT by The Other Harry
I have recently been trying to do a number of things at various stores -- local, box, and internet.
The local stores do cost more, but they do better.
For example, I have been trying to order a book for the little girl next door's birthday. A well-known internet bookshop told me that they might be able to get one here by August 4th or 21st.
That will not do. I need it in hand by the 1st. Her birthday is the 6th, so we need to have it before then. Time to wrap, etc.
I called a local bookshop. I had the title wrong, but within 15 minutes and several phone calls later, the clerk and I had it all worked out. It will be here next week.
Costs more? I don't mind. Worth it.
Looks like the lo9cal store is your best bet then. =)
I'm with you Harry, quality products and service are worth the price. Locally we have a dollar store that only sells American made goods and that's nice as well.
(it's a nice gesture, Harry)
> Hope the little girl w/the birthday coming isn't the
> daughter of the guy w/the upside-down picnic table . . .
Not. The nasty man up the street has no children that I know of. If he has any, they don't associate with him.
The little girl next door lives with her grandparents. We all get along very well.
The ugly part is that I do not feel that I can ever invite her into my house unless she is accompanied by one of her grandparents (her parents being, shall we say, somewhat "irresponsible").
She sometimes comes over looking for some trivial BS donation -- which I will give her -- but I will not let her into my house. No can do. Not by herself. I'll write out the check while she waits at the door.
> (it's a nice gesture, Harry)
I don't consider it to be a gesture. It's just something I want to do. She really is a very sweet little girl.
She is going to like the stuff I got her.
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