Do you guys have a particular preference on where you buy your supplies, etc? I just got my switches delivered by UPS (bought from an ad in one of the zines). My cost was approx $150. If I had purchased the same switches at my nearby hobby shop, it would have cost me almost 235. I want to support these folks, but some of their prices are above even the suggested retail. I realize they need to make a living, but there is a vast difference in many prices. I'm looking to buy 3 or 4 more locomotives, and would love to buy them from the shop, but who knows? If I do buy from him, it will be because he will install any decoders that I buy from him. Anyway, I'm just wondering where you guys stand on this. I suspect I'll buy from the shop when I feel there are some advantages to it, even though price may not be one of them.