There is ONE music store in town. (There are actually three, Pop's which is closed and That One On Grove which I can't find). Oxley's. Oxley's has books, trumpets, flugels, every other kind of horn in existence, and you can ask stuff. Sometimes you even get an answer! I got a good used Bach MP (can't tell it from new) for a "steal" price, etc. There's a ton of stuff in that smallish store, in the way of brass and woodwinds, PLUS he's got a fair selection of everything else from banjos to harmonicas. There's no way any place on line could duplicate that. If I want something he doesn't have, I'm sure it can be ordered. Probably cost 10-20% more than on-line, but with SO MUCH LESS hassle that it'd be a deal. Plus all the pawns, people at the swapmeet, Craig's List which is strictly local, etc. The shopping-at-a-distance thing has jumped the shark.