Re: Don't rock the boat
Buy local. Not really. My local people are a bunch of assclowns that make Amazon look good.
I needed a Helicoil kit to repair some stripped bolt threads. I went down to Ace Hardware, and it was locked to the shelving hangar. I had to get someone to unlock it, and he insisted on a) not letting me touch it - I had to argue with him to look at it enough to make sure it was the size I wanted, then b) I was walked to the counter like he had caught me shoplifting it.
I wasn't treated with that much security when I bought a gun. For a $35 repair kit, it's insulting.
I didn't buy it. I took a picture of the part number at the counter and walked out and ordered it online.
There are many stores that are happy to special order items for you that you can pick up for free in a couple of days
Not in MY neck of the woods. You ask if you can order something, and it's like you're speaking Martian. Then you get laughed at.
I don't order from Amazon, but I do order from B&H Photo, McMaster-Carr, Revzilla, Twisted Throttle, Motion Pro, Tower Hobbies, Makerhaus, Prusa, and a bunch of other places.