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Wright Sound Systems
1311 Cedar River Drive
Waverly, IA 50677

The Importance of Buying Local
This happens so often, I just had to say something. Today a woman called me to ask about warranty service on a product that we sell. She was having trouble with a lighting controller that she bought from an online store. It seemed to come as a surprise to her that I wouldn't help with her problem. I tried to explain that repairs are basically a favor, and the store who sold it to her made a profit from the sale so they owe her the favor of helping with service. I didn't make any money from the sale so it is not fair to me, and if I charged what it was really worth, it would probably be more than the thing cost in the first place.
This is exactly why it is so important to buy from your local dealers. If you don't support them, they won't be around anymore to help you when you need it.
The internet has changed the way people shop, mostly for the worse. Small dealers are closing right and left, and there is no one to take their place.
We deal with lots of churches and schools. Both depend on local support. Schools depend on local tax dollars; and churches, especially smaller ones, depend on local church members for their very survival. Why then would either of these consider buying the products they need from a source located halfway across the country? They think they are saving money but often they find out that the lowest price is not always the best deal. In fact, usually the same products can be purchased for LESS from their local dealer, plus they have the added value of dealer support.
Next time you are looking for a new audio or stage lighting product, search online to educate yourself, then call WRIGHT SOUND. We will try to match the prices you see (for new products of course) and might be able to re-direct you to lower priced alternatives when available.

Why Buy Locally Owned?
There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to
choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always
possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST!
Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local
1.Buy Local -- Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when
you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a
nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to
make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms --
continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.(Click here to
see summaries of a variety of economic impact studies; these include case
studies showing that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in
enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.)
2.Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an
average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do
from large businesses.
3.Keep our community unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have
fun -- all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses
are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism
businesses also benefit. "When people go on vacation they generally seek
out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just
anyplace." ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
4.Reduce environmental impact: Locally owned businesses can make
more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop
in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This
generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and
5.Create more good jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer
nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
6.Get better service: Local businesses often hire people with a better
understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to
know customers.
7.Invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in
this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the
community's future.
8.Put your taxes to good use: Local businesses in town centers require
comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of
public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the
9.Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy: A
marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to
ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small
businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on
their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much
broader range of product choices.
10.Encourage local prosperity: A growing body of economic research
shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled
workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve
their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.