I like visiting my local Hobby Shop. As the LaPresse article said, my LHS may be the last one on the island and it takes me 30 minutes or so (outside rush hour) to get there.
They are very helpful and answer all my questions. In return, I purchase almost everything from them. Some stuff is in stock, most needs to be ordered (from the US).
So, should I order online, at likely a lower cost and get my product much quicker, or order through my LHS? My choice is clear