One of the things that this here internet allows us to do is find the goods and services that we need and desire more easily. Instead of having to traipse around the stores to find things we can simply search through the offers online. Instead of having to phone around endlessly we can once again just surf to get the quotations for services.
The advantages of this were just emphasised for me as I was looking for a moving company. Yup, we're going to be moving house again soon. As an example, take a look at this site for a Dallas Movers. They're a long established local company, got a good local reputation, all the things that you would want to see. But, instead of having to chase them for a quote, you can simply ask them online.
Would you like a fixed price quote? Or would you prefer an hour by hour one? Either is available directly from their website and how convenient is that, eh?
And guess what, a 15 ft truck starts from only $125. Although I agree, that wouldn't be all that useful for the pianos that the company also specialises in :-)