More great points Tom.
I just have this bug in me, that irks me a bit every now and then.
When you go to as many sites consistantly as I do, you start seeing things.
Like people complaining about jobs going overseas, but they buy thousands from out of state.
Or they complain of no service at **********, but buy anyway, and Ace hardware goes out of business or moves.
Money drives all of us, and I am really trying to make sure that people are not accidently ignorant to the fact that their money counts even more than their vote just about.
I too may just look online sometimes, but I will be carefull to make sure I give the localls a shot at the deal. But a couple hundred bucks or even more is hard to resist, but it will bite us in the butt eventually, especially in the massive laminate world where millions are being spent online, let alone all the other products.
next thing you know...johnny gets downsized at *****, or Ace, or some mom and pop floor store, or whatever.
It irks me a bit, but hey, not only is that America, but I just may have to make that decision myself someday....