I haven't looked for the injectable vitamins, but around here my main problem is the price difference between local stores and catalogs.
I try to give local stores my business when I can, but gosh, when my favorite fly spray is $12 in the catalog with free shipping and no tax, and the local tack shops want $20 for the same fly spray, well, I just can't bring myself to pay the difference. Same for dewormer. Ivermectin in the catalog $1.99-2.50. Ivermectin at the feed store $8 (or more).
So yeah, I am a catalog shopper!
Tack is really the same way. I have gotten to where I know what I want and I won't really settle for less (like a specific bit for instance) and the local tack shops will NEVER have it, so I usually catalog order those too. They are good about saying "we can order it" but why do I need them to order it? I can order it myself. The whole point of shopping in person is to get what you want when you want it. If it has to be ordered, well, I can do that myself and get exactly what I want.
But if the local stores have something I want at a reasonable markup I will try to give them my business. I WANT the instant gratification of shopping in person and giving them my business. But I don't want to feel like I overpaid either.
Last edited by trailhorserider; 10-12-2013 at 12:14 AM.