Thursday, 27 August 2009

Foiled again...

So much for the Cricut sale. I finally get a decent price on the supplies enough that I can offer a decent sale. Not much profit margin, OK very little, but at least I get to do something nice for my customers, right?

WRONG! Foiled again! Local chain store selling all cartridges, even the licensed ones at $39 this week. If I had known that, I wouldn't even have bothered.

When are mfgs going to learn that they can poop all over the little stores all they want, but eventually they will need us. They can offer the deep discounts to the chain stores, but it's us little guys that really feed the industry. And when the time comes that they need me to market their product, they should not be surprised when I don't have the space in my store for them.

$39 by the way is $16 below my C-O-S-T. How is that fair?

That's OK, there are plenty of FABULOUS mfgs who treat us little guys A-OK. We'll stick with them, won't we?

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