I think I saved like $35 or so buying from Buds than buying In-store, on a Raging Bull. IIRC, it would have been like $595 OTD from the store, but it was like $560 from Buds. Still, they got the transfer fee, and I bought reloading components when I picked it up, so *shrug*.
But, as an America, I fully support capitalism. I buy from whoever gives me the most of what I want for my money, and that does include CS. If LGS employees are really nice, I wouldn't mind paying a little extra to support them. Now, one LGS marks up ridiculously (like, probably 15% higher than even other LGS, let alone online prices), AND they usually act like you are wasting their time just being there. The only reason I ever go there anymore is because they are open on Sundays.