Re: News just in...
"Compare this to the high street - devoid of selection, out of stock"
There ya go.
I can live with the rest - in fact I will happily pay over the odds to support local business when they've got the the thing I want - but they almost never do.
I'm not talking about esoterically exotic bits and pieces either: the last thing I tried and failed to buy on my local high street was a plug-in USB 3 sd/CF card reader.