"buy American" HAH! There is no such thing anymore. Check a Ford monroney sticker. Local merchants generally have prices 1.5x higher. No thanks. Hmm - BR Racer X for $10.99 at dirtbag local bottleshop or $6.99 at BevMo. National chain it is - giving me value. BevMo also employs 20 people at my local store, the bottleshop employs 2 and the owner rolls a BMW 750. Seems "local merchants" aren't exactly different from corporations.