Does it matter? If you have a desperate need, or there's a worthwhile sale, you make the drive.Otherwise plan ahead and let your fingers do the walking.I've driven around 4 towns to buy 2-3 potentiometers from several Radio Shacks.No more. Plan ahead & internet now. Shipping is cheaper than gas.
Interesting question, are you planning to open a store?
I'll be happy with shipping but i'm living in the country where there is NO trend or NO system for good shipping, some companies are providing now but lot more expensive so I have to go around sometimes for more than 150 or 200 miles to buy just simple few things which I sometimes don't even find then