Do you shop small local business?

@silken (259)
United States
October 31, 2006 10:35pm CST
or do you prefer larger national chains?
2 responses
• United States
1 Nov 06
If a small business has what I want at a good price I will buy it there but I usually shop the big chains as they offer both bigger selection and lower prices. Frankly, I am the buyer and the purpose of shopping is to purchase what I need/want at the lowest price. I don't feel I have any obligation to do business with someone just because they are local.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
1 Nov 06
When possible, I shop small businesses. But when I have to make a budget stretch, I shop...and I hate to admit it...I shop WalMart. Yes, I know it has crushed the life out of small businesses, but mass quantity has allowed for lower prices and consumers need the lower prices. The way for local business to survive when near these magastores is to specialize.