We only buy local from Mom and Pops. I don’t care if the price is triple Walmarts. I use to be a M & P and we paid sometimes more than Walmart sold stuff for. Also the Walmart clerks don’t know where the best fishing and hunting is but M & P can hook you up and that’s worth 10 times the price.
Amen to what you said .........and from my perspective, that applies to any Christmas shopping you are obliged to do. :)