I remember going into the hardware section of the "Quaraiding Co-operative store " in the Western Australian "wheatbelt" in the mid 1980s. They had all sorts of interesting stuff, some covered with dust, & still carrying tags with prices in "Pounds, Shillings & Pence" (we had gone over to Decimal Currency 20 years before!) I even bought an adze handle there----- nobody else had stocked them for years! In modern stores, unless you already know exactly where something is, you can walk around all day, & still not find it! And, it's not a leisurely stroll, like in the "Co-op", either------stop & you'll get run over by the slavering "reno" crowd.