Ever since the introduction of online shopping, I’ve found it a challenge to rely on what my local retailers stock when I want to buy something. I’ve never really been one for shopping save for book stores, art stores and flea markets so when I want something and take the time to drive to a store with the intention to make a purchase only to discover that they don’t have the item I was looking for or even a comparable one, (deep breath) I get frustrated – especially if it’s a big box store.
I sometimes ponder going without until I remember that many online retailers are local mom & pop shops with or without a storefront and that makes me feel somewhat better about buying something that I can’t source locally. I know of some people who do their best to buy local or go without and while I admire that ethic, I myself would find such a life choice somewhat unreasonable.
Knowing that we have many online retailers offering our products, do you utilize them to make your Rhodia purchases or do you wait until you can buy them in person from a brick and mortar shop?
(PS- that’s Rhodia heaven AKA Art Brown International Pen Shop in NYC in the image above.)