Poll Results: Getting the Best Deal Trumps Shopping Online or in Stores

The results of last week’s survey are in. We asked where you shop for and buy A/V gear and the top response from 328 of the survey’s 1,220 respondents was “wherever I can get the best deal.” In the number two and three spots with 278 and 202 votes, respectively, were “online retailer” and “local independent retail store,” followed by “big-box retailer” with 183 votes. Comments suggest what most of us already know: Good independent retailers with a knowledgeable sales staff and excellent demonstration facilities are becoming harder and harder to come by...and that's sad. Here's a breakdown of the results:

1. Wherever I can get the best deal! 27% (328 votes)

2. Online retailer (Amazon, Crutchfield, etc.) 23% (278 votes)

3. Local independent retail store 17% (202 votes)

4. Big-box retailer (Best Buy, etc.) 15% (183 votes)

5. Direct from company websites when possible 5% (65 votes)

6. I shop in a store but sometimes make the purchase online 5% (60 votes)

7. I shop in a store but often make the purchase online 5% (59 votes)

8. Custom installation company 4% (45 votes)

Stay tuned for our next poll and feel free to suggest topics/questions.

true audio's picture

Without having to go into detail we know why the polls are what they are.That's why You have to take advantage of deals.Get what you want and save MONEY!. That's why I have shopped at Magnolia Audio Video. I can buy high quality electronics & get 3 years same as cash!Without it I would have half of my system and would be wondering when I would be able to afford the second half.Ya the prices are better online but I WANT IT HERE & I WANT IT NOW!