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Local Merchants

Most people simply go down to their local audio/video store to purchase new home theater components. Local merchants obviously offer in-person customer service and the opportunity to sample a variety of brands and models firsthand. However, due to the higher overhead associated with running a local store, the local merchant’s prices are often high. Let’s examine the pros and cons of buying locally.

Advantages of Buying Locally

Most people looking to build a new home theater system have a limited knowledge of the components they need. Local merchants often have a knowledgeable sales staff who listen to your needs and help steer you toward equipment that suits your needs. Local shops also tend to have a wide selection of material in stock, so you can physically compare the look, feel, and performance of each item.


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