Dalin, when they are spending your money it's pretty easy to suggest using out of town vendors. Why, in your right mind, would you pay extra money on shipping? That's an absolute waste of money that could be spent on something of more utility to you.
Local businesses pay taxes in your community. The local businessman hires and pays wages to an individual in your community. The person earning that money will be spending it in your community. Eventually the benefits trickle down to you and your family.
This has nothing to do with Harvey, or supporting a fellow Oldgasser. It is simply economics 101.
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.