I prefer to frequent local dealers whenever possible, in section because this is a habit that my parents forced myself and others into at a young age. They hammered into my brain the idea that small dealers in a single’s community are always superior to immense chains on an ethical & moral level. Sadly, these values are continually eroded when I have awful experiences with mom & pop category companies that are no better than the most ruthless venture capitalists raking in billions of dollars. You can be middle class & still be a relentless thief with your clients. One time a local pharmacist tried to steal a prescription of mine that was a few days worth of pain medicine following an overnight trip to the hospital with a kidney stone. They confirmed it wasn’t appendicitis & gave myself and others lots of fluid & a special medication that stimulates your urinary system. I had to get the police involved & they confiscated his security camera difficult drives, & I was surprised to learn he was dumb enough to record himself in the act. What made myself and others even more amazed was studying that they found incriminating evidence of 15 other incidences of medicine theft. He was stripped of his license & arrested instantly. Now I get all of my medicine at a local grocery store that also has a pharmacy at the front prefer several chain grocery stores. I was upset when they had to close for a day recently to handle HVAC repairs throughout the whole building. Their heating & cooling systems were already 25 years old at that point & insurance companies will force you to change them or will void your coverage.