Originally Posted by TowsonTiger22
Worth the trip. Great store, great owner. Will be going back.
Good folk. Good business. They get my money.
For the novella, see below.
Good people. Good products. Fair prices.
What more can you ask for? Really?
Yeah, I can shop Teh Intarwebz all day & maybe save myself about 5%.
The idea of an LHBS that close & convenient trumps the heck out of the illusionary savings from mail order.
To say nothing of "Oh crap. I thought I had some WL029 in the 'fridge"
That solution, right there, is *SO* worth it.
And I priced their full 55# base malt prices. I can't do it cheaper, unless it's with a group buy. And at that, I'm only saving a couple of bucks, considering in gas prices to drive to the pick-up.
So, am I willing to cough up a buck or 2 more, here & there, for what they offer?
Value received is worth the price paid. Simple economics.
Non-calcualatable value is the people running the place, how they listen, what soft skills they possess, etc.
I like the way the owners listen & are willing to consider possible changes/additions. I also like the fact that they will say
"Yes. We thought of that & we can't do it. Doesn't make business sense"
So shut up & take my money! :-)
Also, to be fair, the other 3 LHBS in Maryland also, pretty much, behave the same way. I'm *not* dissing them at all.