Buy Nearby is a permanent, year-round, feel-good program designed to promote Michigan retail businesses and communities. It’s a call to action, a symbol of pride and celebration, a rallying cry across Michigan and an economic driver for our state. Each year, Michigan celebrates the Buy Nearby campaign on the first weekend in October, "I Buy Nearby Weekend."
According to Hardware Retailing magazine, 81 percent of power tools are purchased in-store, not online.
The magazine surveyed customers, who said they purchased a new tool based on price and where they were already shopping at the time.