Originally Posted by teiva-boy
You make the assumption that a webpage is something everyone knows how to do, or is a priority to their business... You being in the NW, are too connected to see otherwise.
I support small businesses and as such understand that IT skills like a simple webpage template is often overlooked and created in haste.
I lived in Japan for 15 years, and been throughout Asia during that time. I've a fair idea of what people can and can't do outside of the Seattle zone. If somebody is selling relatively complex devices, such as turbochargers, I'd have to think they can spend the 10-15 minutes to put in their company details on their own website.
I'm no particular fan of Blouch, but I can definitely understand supporting companies that you can actually find on a map, call up to and get technical support, and in general has an actual "presence". That is why they cost more. All that is fairly expensive overhead, and it has to be paid for somehow.