Everything is online, so why are you still going to that skate shop at the other end of town?
Yes its great to feel the wood, try it out and get some friendly advice. So don’t really stop going as these folks are very knowledgeable and mostly friendly and there to help you.
However when it come to shopping and buying you need to get your product for a good price and have a wide range of product / longboards / cruisers etc. available.
check our our friends at this online store with longboards for sale
They have good stuff and probably some coupons you can use too. Last time I shopped there I got a board for a killer price.