Originally Posted by LeBreton
Online may be cheaper, but you get better service locally imo. My most recent scale purchased was busted and couldn't calibrate correctly, brought it back to the shop and they swapped it out no prob.
If you buy from a reputable online site, you would get replaced as well. The premium from buying at a head shop can be pretty high, online makes much more sense. Unless of course, you don't care about overpaying for stuff.
Check Amazon before buying at a head shop, it will likely be cheaper, you won't have to pay sales tax, will ship for free, and it's easy to get something replaced from Amazon if there's an issue.
Plus, you won't have to deal with local law enforcement writing your tag number down and looking for any reason to pull you over. That's a common issue with head shops.