I know buying online is the easiest way to go, and that it's nice to find a package. But guys here's the deal. Your local shops are what holds up the skate community, If they aren't around then who will sponsor any events you throw? Events are EXPENSIVE, I'm talking $1500+ for permits and event insurance etc.
Constantly local shops are going out of business because they can't hold up against online. They don't have all the same inventory and options so they suffer, and thats not ok. So go down to your shop and talk to them about carrying more brands and boards, Tell them how much more business they would get from you and your friends, And make sure to emphasize how online is dominating them. Local should always come first, IF they don't have something talk to them about carrying it and order it online. But always check for something you need LOCALLY first..
Stay steezy guys,