I find that I'm usually more comfortable with a pedal purchase when I buy from an online retailer vs. local dealer. Why?
- Online dealers usually have a more generous return policy. It takes a few days for me to know if a pedal will really work for me.
- I can hear the pedal with MY rig and without the distraction of a salesman or other players in the store.
- No sales tax. Not a biggie for me but nice.
- It's easier to have a pedal shipped to me than to drive an hour each way to my favorite pedal store.