Some Internet purchases can be cheaper than buying at the store next door. On the other hand - some can make the LBS look like apple pie and ice-cream.
Ordered some discontinued stuff on-line before Christmas and got it for about 70% off. Which is a good thing because .... shipping was an additional $100. And although it only took a week to arrive in Canada - the Post Office here (4 blocks away) has been playing with the stuff for an additional week. If it had actually been available from a local distributor - I would have had it a week ago.