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Old 02-14-2013, 08:15 PM  
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Do you support local companies?

Browsing the Hallmark store today over lunch to get my wife a Valentine's Day card, I wondered how many people in KC would not purchase a Hallmark product even if it was more expensive. I'm sure my limited spending won't make much of a difference, but I nearly always buy local if I can. I will buy Hallmark, eat at Applebee's over Chilis (even though it sucks), buy a Garmin GPS and use Sprint cellphone service.

Others might disagree. I have a good friend who works at Sprint. He said it's a known fact inside the company that their marketshare here in KC ("share of decisions") is no greater or worse than their national average. So people in KC won't bother supporting Sprint which is a huge economic engine here. I think that's crazy. I assume the same studies would bear out for Hallmark or Garmin.


Anyway, just wanted to get your thoughts on this.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #16
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The poll is running 12-1. How many of them use Sprint? Or bought a Garmin?
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:41 PM   #17
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #18
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I support local small business. Applebees sucks. Sprint sucks in KC. I loved Sprint for 7 years in Houston. Moved to KC and calls drop, phones don't ring when called, coverage is spotty. I loathe Sprint in town. I'm guessing the only reason their market share in KC is the same as other markets is because so many employees and contractors utilize the service.

I do shop Owen lumber over Home Depot and Lowes. I very rarely eat at a chain restaurant - always locally owned establishments.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #19
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If I can buy local I will.

If I can support conservative leaning companies I do that too.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:10 PM   #20
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When I had my motorcycles I took them strictly to Smithers. Local shop, outstanding work

I try to buy local when I can. Joslins jewelry is another great place. And The Pen Place (I'm a sucker for fine fountain pens)
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:57 AM   #21
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Being in the direct mail advertising business I support the companies who support me,some are local,some are national.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:06 AM   #22
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Sure, but my definition of local doesn't include national chains.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:18 AM   #23
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If anyone is ever in Springfield, MO, and wants to support a local restaurant, Cielito Lindo on North Glenstone is a great, local, family owned Mexican Restaurant.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:49 AM   #24
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The poll is running 12-1. How many of them use Sprint? Or bought a Garmin?
No to Sprint. I had 7 lines with them for 15 years. Finally had enough with their poor coverage and even worse customer service. Switched out 2 years ago.

I do try to buy local when I can. Farmers market in the summer is good too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:27 AM   #26
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Sure, but my definition of local doesn't include national chains.
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Sure, but my definition of local doesn't include national chains.
Those are my thoughts too. I voted "no" in the poll based on what his description of a local business was, but I will usually prefer a mom & pop shop to a big chain when the products are comparable.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:44 AM   #28
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Browsing the Hallmark store today over lunch to get my wife a Valentine's Day card, I wondered how many people in KC would not purchase a Hallmark product even if it was more expensive. I'm sure my limited spending won't make much of a difference, but I nearly always buy local if I can. I will buy Hallmark, eat at Applebee's over Chilis (even though it sucks), buy a Garmin GPS and use Sprint cellphone service.

Others might disagree. I have a good friend who works at Sprint. He said it's a known fact inside the company that their marketshare here in KC ("share of decisions") is no greater or worse than their national average. So people in KC won't bother supporting Sprint which is a huge economic engine here. I think that's crazy. I assume the same studies would bear out for Hallmark or Garmin.


Anyway, just wanted to get your thoughts on this.
I do outside of Applebee's. Can't do it. Sucks too bad.

Basically I try to give any local company the benefit of the doubt until they prove to be a pile of hot garbage such as Applebee's.

Then again in that area I like BBQ anyway so I'm always supporting local!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #29
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If anyone is ever in Springfield, MO, and wants to support a local restaurant, Cielito Lindo on North Glenstone is a great, local, family owned Mexican Restaurant.
You should host the next ChiefsPlanet gathering there. How is the cashew chicken at that location?
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