Many of your local big box stores are fighting back this holiday season in order to get your business. As you may know, some people have used their local stores to check out and compare items which they then purchase at a lower price online.
Stores such as Target and Best Buy will match the price offered at online stores. However, you have to ask for a price match, and you need to be able to prove it. So, don’t forget to bring your smartphone.
You may ask what’s the difference whether I buy it from Amazon or a local chain store. Remember, however, that a local store employs people from your community and pays taxes in your state. They also draw people in who may visit restaurants and shop at other local stores. Yes, you will have to pay sales tax, but that tax you pay benefits you too, since the state uses that money for education, road repair and other services.