Hey now, I like Harbor Freight!!
There are some things that I buy that I only use once or twice. I plan on going to HF
to buy some straps to tie down a tractor on a trailer, if they last long enough for me to get them back to PA I will be ecstatic!!
As for the the other stores, it seems that's what Americans want, that's why they carry it, if they couldn't sell it or people wanted to buy something else, believe me, they would have it.
I tend to shop online because the stores around here never carried what I wanted to begin with, it was all these gear heads on this damn site that cost me so much money