I've been playing in a new town for about four days now (I haven't played in years and started over) and I still haven't managed to buy a shovel, he's always selling a fishing pole and a net but nothing else. does he get them at random? Or do you have to do something to "unlock" the shovel?
Also, if you visit another person's town that has a shampoodle can you get you change your character's hair, or does it have to be in your own town?
He's supposed to sell all tools at random, but nooks been selling the Fishing Pole and the Watering Can for like four days until I upgraded the store. Dunno if that's a glitch or a streak of REALLY bad luck.
Seems to be random but that's why I always buy spare axes when I have the chance. I try to keep at least 3 extra put away in a cabinet somewhere because he doesn't sell them every day and they aren't part of the catalog here like they were in AC: PG.