I've done in-store shopping just a few times years ago. A hardware store if I'm not mistaken. Quality tools and whatnot were available for slightly cheaper so I took advantage. I tend to wait a week or two before Christmas for anything important. I stick to online shopping as much as I can. I save money and it beats driving to a store and lugging stuff around.
Nowadays I wouldn't step foot into a store much less a hardware one unless they had a 75% off all Stihl sale and then I'd throw people out of my way to clean out the store.