Just go into table top gaming and I notice local store prices are insane compared to the online competition. For example one table top game I was looking for was 29.00 online + 7 dollars for shipping or 35.00 2 day shipping amazon prime.. Or spend 100 and get free shipping.. The local stores in town wanted 50 + tax.. I don't mind spending 5 bucks more maybe 10 max to support a local store especially one built around a community that will abuse your store until you go under; however, 20 dollars more on a 30 dollar game is a bit much.
I honestly think these game stores need to change their business model to renting board games out and selling things that cannot be purchased online. But they all seem stead fast in this huge support your friendly local game store.. I think this entire buy local movement is just supporting models doomed to fail.. Such as this 10% card which brings down the prices from rape with no lube to rape with a drop of lube..