My local camera store still has a darkroom department (though it continues to shrink). It makes me wonder how many folks in my neck of the woods are still using a darkroom. It would be my preference to buy everything from a local retailer. I'd like to support them. The problem is, most of things I use, they don't carry. It wouldn't matter if they did though. Their prices aren't just higher than I can find online. I'd expect that and gladly pay a small premium to support them. But they charge anywhere from 150% to 400% of the prices I find online. I succumb for items like...oh, a small bottle of photoflo...or some negative sleeves in a pinch but at those prices, they're on their own.