I always give my local dealer first crack at my business. He never gives me the lowest price, except on Stihl (because the prices are almost fixed). On my last purchase, I directly explained that he was off by $600 or whatever, so I was forced to buy elsewhere. This has now happened 3 times. He simply is not competitive on price. His service is so-so also. Whatever. It is his choice. I'm not always lowest either.