Yesterday, during an impromptu trip to Hallmark, I found two adorable books that I just had to get for BB. The first, Tickle Monster, which comes with tickle gloves (how cute!), was $34.95. The second, I Love Monkey, was $16.95. That was a lot to spend on two books on a whim, so I decided to wait - and check Amazon.
As expected, Amazon was cheaper than Hallmark - a lot cheaper - and offered free shipping. On Amazon, Tickle Monster was $23.07, a savings of $11.88. I Love Monkey was $11.53, a savings of $5.42. My combined savings was $17.30, more than enough for another book, or two.
Which brings me to my dilemma. I try to shop local and support my 'neighbors', but at savings like those, it's hard to justify. What would you do?