Well i've been putting off new strings for close to 6 months, and last night broke my D and G string. so i went to *cough cough* phantoms music *cough couch* the only music store in town an decided to get my self some strings, i usually play elixirs but due to my general brokeness i decided that id get some Slinky's instead. Well a the music shop i realized something, $59.99 for regular slinky's, usually at this point i would have jumped in he man van and drove to L & M, where i can get the same stings for $29.99. But the man van was low on gas If i were to have filed it my trip would STILL have cost me less but i was in a hurry and needed o get going. My question is Why he flying hell can a small shop charge so much? Beer yet, how much would it cost o open a bass shop next door I'm really sick of this.