Dear madq, it can seem like a very difficult choice-- civic duty ( buying from visited stores) or thrift ( not buying ). Whenever faced with this thorny problem, i , myself resort to consulting my favorite author, tommy Jefferson, who said not only can we bare arms ( thus getting a smooth tan,no farmer's line), we must also pursue happiness, and share our homes in time of war with soldiers and their uniforms, which is foreign fabric. No where does it ask us to make the ultimate sacrifice and not buy anything, or worse, stay out of stores ( which i believe is under the Geneva conference considered illegal to even threaten)!! History has always been a passion of mine! So valley forge ahead, my dear! And bunker the hill! We shall overcome! ( i feel so much exhilaration, marching in the footsteps of our four fathers, Larry, moe and Curley and dad!