Some things are best purchased from brick and mortar. For me this is true of almost everything except cookie-cutter supplies.
For instance I buy strings bulk on line but never ever an instrument. I'll buy socks on line but never jeans. I've bought hooks on line but never feathers.
The retailer who has invested in stock to let you try them all deserves the business, IMHO. Otherwise they will vanish and we will lose the option.
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