Im gonna try to make this no so confusing. It really depends on what im buying depends on where i buy it from, or pay or ones service. If we are talking food, being in the army and anyone who has had any part or been on any military post knows the commissary has a good selection of quality meat cuts, and they are priced fairly decent and most of the time cheaper than alot of other places. Now merchandise is a different story. Being in a military town EVERYTHING IS OVER PRICED and even worse, the smaller shop,stores and places are even more over priced.
With that said if its guns/cars/parts online shopping or face to face willing and dealing. If its something small and stupid that i dont need right this moment its on line shopping. If its something that needs to be gotten right now its where ever i can find and get it the quickest.
Just a little side story that this thread reminds of.
There is a guy that does welding on the side out of his building behind his home. I called him up on a sunday afternoon because i needed a quick and what ending up being a cheap fix. He ended up going outta his way for a simple $10 weld so i drop him 20 total for doing it because he didnt have to. Now if i would have taken it to any other shop that would have easily been 30 or more just to weld a shift peg back to the shifter arm for my motorcycle.
My apologies for ranting, but this is my experiance on the matter