Having lost the original footswitch to my Fender Twin Reverb just after purchase, I decided to replace it, even though I didn't see myself using the tremolo function much.
I recently started a rapport with a local guitar shop due to a move across country. Since both Sweetwater and the local shop had to backorder this OEM replacement footswitch. I decided to see which one would get the product first. So I ask for notification from Sweetwater; and put down a refundable payment at the local shop to order it for me.( An act of skulduggery I regret for personal integrity as well as the consequence to follow.) As it turned out I neglected to check my email regularly and Sweetwater actually won the race, but sold out again before I found the arrival notice. The local shop came through next. However, I ended up paying at least $10.00 more buying it locally.
The moral to the story is that, a rapport with a local shop is fine for some things, but when it comes down to it, Sweetwater wins everytime.
Oh by the way, I gave the 4.5 rating for the product being the same no matter where I bought it The footswitch is not only an OEM replacement and required for a Twin Reverb to access the tremolo, it is a well built unit and easy to operate. I also found the tremolo function to be more useful than I thought. So its a good purchase and I'm happy with it, though I'd be happier if I'd gone through Sweetwater.