Yeah I understand about the supporting the Local Hobby Shop but I don't have any left around me any more
I tried to visit my favorite one right after X-Mas which took me about a half hour to get to and it's closed up now. And they used to be the biggest hobby shop with two locations just in there area and a few others in different cities. There's also a place close to where I work but they have become more of a toy store and no longer carry rc stuff.
So anything I buy will most likely be bought over the internet as the next closest hobby shop to me now is a least an hour away. And with gas getting back up to $3.70 a gallon here it's cheaper to just pay for the shipping.