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Dave Koslosky: Merchants need to make it easier to shop locally

Closing in on living in Nevada County for 40 years, I have always been a supporter of buy/shop locally. It is becoming more difficult to do so.

Advertisers ask for your business, but “sorry, we don’t take checks.” They do in Roseville. Here’s your $30 off coupon, just bring in the following. Without a PIN, you only get $10. Store policy (which your offer never mentioned). Here’s the coupon you sent to my house. Oops, shoes don’t include athletic shoes. Or the sporting goods store that excludes a specific brand (in small print) in their 10 percent off coupon while having the same brand on sale for 33 percent off.

Merchants! Wake up. We are trying to support you if only you would let us. Don’t waste your ad budget if you don’t want our money. The above all occurred in the last four weeks alone. I have better luck shopping at the Thursday Night Market. And none of these problems in Yuba City, Marysville, Rocklin, or any other neighboring town.

Dave Koslosky

Grass Valley

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