Retail Frustration

I have been thinking a lot lately about what I find frustrating in live or web occult retailers. Everywhere I go in this country I see white light, glittery fairy stuff, and not, say, the tools I need to call angels and demons, or walk the planes or carve out a small patch of sacred space. Hell, one store in Salem offered me a letter opener when i needed a cross-hilt dagger! Am I really in such a minority that quality tools have to be handmade for lack of a market? I don’t think so.

I think there are hundreds of magicians out there in need of quality ritual implements and I want to hear from you. What are you looking for and not finding? What do you find but not in the quality you want? what correspondences are you trying to match? or conversely, what do you craft for sale that pixie stores won’t offer?

Why can’t I get a statue of a licentious murder goddess carved by hand during the appropriate hours of the day or night on a specific day of the week during the chosen phase of the moon? What makes them think I want a resin cast of my gods when I can have their corresponding stone or wood, hand-crafted with love not mass produced? Why settle for print outs of the enochian tablets?

What say you?