HRoth - 12:36 am on May 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yeah, what jecasc says. I have this same problem, that my widget is priced too low. I don't really want to wholesale them anyhow, because IME other retailers are PIAs to sell to, but I could not give anyone half off on my widgets because I wouldn't make any money even if they bought 1000. That someone is willing to settle for 15% off your retail price is a demonstration of the fact that you are underpricing your widgets. I have had this exact same experience--b&ms buying some of my widgets at full retail and then reselling them at double or triple the price. Think I have the confidence to raise my prices? Heck no.
Re the stealing, people have stolen my original names for my widgets and claimed that they were names that were inherited from their ancestors from 3000 years ago (no, I am not making this up). They have stolen the text describing them, they have claimed to be making what I sell only of course better and most especially, more cheaply. Monkey see, monkey do. What have I done about it? Nothing. No one can make my widgets like I do. Mine are the best.