While I was shooting O'Doodles on Sunday I heard a teenage girl say to her Dad "The stuff here is overpriced."
I looked at what she was holding.
It was a jar of bubbles.
Priced at $2.99.
I just bought some bubbles at Walmart for $2.49.
Same brand. Same size.
The day after I bought the bubbles at Walmart for $2.49 I had to get more bubbles and I went to the dollar store.
You know how much I spent at the dollar store for a bottle of bubbles, right?
More bubbles for less cash.
I can't make a commitment this summer to buy all of our bubbles at O'Doodles.
I wish I could though.
I wish I could go to O'Doodles and spend money to help keep the store going strong.
I like Walmart's cheap prices.
What I don't like is the idea of our small towns and their charming stores disappearing.
I am going to start shopping at O'Doodles for Birthday gifts.
I will keep shopping locally for my camera equipment as well.
B&H is cheaper.
I love my camera store though.
I love that I can go there and ask questions whenever I want.
I love that a real person looks at my eyes and answers my questions.
I love that Cardinal Camera helps the economy in my little town.
Sometimes it is OK to spend more money.
(For the good of us all)
What store do you patronize in your town that helps keep the local economy thrive?