dickbaker - 4:06 pm on Feb 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Buckworks, I forgot to reply to your question. Yes, this product is sold in brick and mortar stores, and those stores typically have to sell for considerably more than online stores.
However, just about any online store that handles this product line will sell more than the brick and mortar stores. It's the nature of online sales vs. b&m sales.
I'm trying to think of a downside to the offer my distributor made to me to set up a second account. They don't give out their customer names to anyone, so the manufacturer couldn't find out where I'm getting the product from. If they tried to prevent me from selling their product at all, I would think they could be charged with price fixing. Am I right on that?
Bwnbwn, I also have a good reputation. Five stars on Google Products, and I've worked very hard on customer satisfaction to earn that rating.
I suspect Akmac is right, and it's a competitor who complained. One of my competitors has one of the largest online stores on the 'net, and sells all sorts of things. It wouldn't surprise me to find that they'd complained.