Amazon and Ebay are the bomb, and if the local stores can't compete that is their problem.
I was installing crown molding around my entire house, went to all the local stores and molding companies in a 30 mile area and all wanted 80 dollars for tight knot oak 8 ft stick. I went on Ebay and got tight knot 16 sticks oak for 85 bucks including shipping from Tennessee.
I a poor bloke in Ten. can even ship 16 sticks for the price of one across the country and still make a profit there is something wrong with local business plans, they either better learn to compete or go under, it is all about mark up.