|Forum topic by wwbob||posted 980 days ago||1859 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
980 days ago
One of the benefits of living in a large metro area is the number of wood shops available to me. I go to three different stores, but mostly to Timber Woodworking in Mesa Arizona. The tool I planned to buy was available at Home Depot for $220 and at Timber for $230. Not only did I decide to spend the extra $10, but I went to the ATM and got enough cash to pay for it. Why cash? Credit card companies charge the store somewhere between 2% to 4% the cost of the purchase. It’s a small amount, but it can add up.
Yes I could have saved money by charging the tool at Home Depot, but my local wood store has knowledgeable people and wood suitable for wood working. Plus Home Depot gets plenty of my business for other projects.
I just won’t buy two coffees from Starbucks this week. I’ll survive quite nicely without the coffee, but not without local woodworking stores.
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