Internet & Local shopping/services
May 26, 2017 4:53am CST
I like shopping for bargains and getting good deals... but, there are times, when I prefer to use the local businesses, even if they are slightly more expensive. Here in Spain, times are still hard, as a result of the economic crisis from a couple of years back, spain is still struggling to get back to where it was ... many businesses are having to close every month, because of the knock on effect of that crisis, there is still high un employment, and low wages, families and businesses are still struggling. One of the local businesses I continue to support, is our vet... many of you who have dogs or cats, know, that it's the time of year, when you need to protect your animals from fleas and ticks and all manor of things... well, we could have got our flea collar on line... and cheaper..., but, we want our vet to be there, in our community, when we need him .... not with his shop locked up, with the shutters down, and a for sale notice stuck to it.. I'm sure most of you do a bit off both too, I think it's good to put money into the community that you live in... it helps the people and families, and has a ripple effect. photo is mine...
12 people like this
• Bunbury, Australia
27 May 17
@sueznewz2 When we were fitting out the bus we needed little laser lights. They come in a big roll. We started off with a price of $240 at a caravan and camping show, found them at a private garage for $85 and ended up with them landed in Australia from China for $25. I don't think you can be blamed for buying offshore with a saving like that.
• Alicante, Spain
26 May 17
Since living in spain we use amazon a bit more than we used to... @marlina because we cant get certain things over here or because we prefer british branded items... but like I said in the post... We also likecto help local businesses..
• United States
27 May 17
I totally agree with patronizing small business in local towns and communities. I try my best to support my local stores and businesses and you make a good point with the vet. We have one in our small town and it would be a shame if they closed and we had to travel further away for our pets care.