Buying Local

Posted by Wally Narwhal on Nov 15, 2012 10:36:00 AM


With ongoing hard economic times, a lot more people started considering what it means to buy locally. Keeping jobs local, sustaining your local economy, fresh food, etc. One of the reasons I prefer to buy local is the service that comes along with it. 

I love going to a local restaurant, farmers market, or local shop because the service is great and people take the time to get to know you. One business in particular that I have remained a faithful patron of even though it would be a lot more convenient to go with a national brand is Hastings. 

I know Netflix would be easier, possibly even more cost effective but I love going to Hastings.  The employees there seem so happy and really enjoy their jobs. I have witnessed long lines but the customers are calm because the employees are just so personable, helpful and nice. 

Recently, I had a bad experience at Hastings. It is sad that it took one bad experience for me to realize how great their service has been for 15 years. The only reason I realized how great they are at service is when I finally experienced the opposite.  I am happy to say it was a one-time fluke and we are back to the wonderful experience of shopping local for movie rentals.

If service is important to you, stick local!

Wally Narwhal

Written by Wally Narwhal

Wally overseas (get it?) fun and silliness at Tribute Media as the company's acting mascot and unicorn of the sea.

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