dpd1 - 8:02 pm on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
often, stupidity - eg. they haven't worked out their true costs properly so are actually selling at a loss (although they probably don't realise it)
Yeah, I would say stupidity and/or insanity is more likely than actual skill. I see people selling some of the same retail products I sell for barely over cost. I honestly can't understand what on earth would make a person go through all this everyday, just to break even. I have a weird guy that bought stuff from me for years and use to ask all these questions. I finally realized why when he started trying to sell the same stuff. Problem is, he doesn't make it himself... Somebody else does. And I know what they charge, so by the time he goes through everything, he's barely making anything at all. So for him to maybe make an extra grand a year, he's taking sales from me that would make 10 times that. All for what? So he can say he sells something? That's about all he's getting out of it. And on top of that, he's gone out of his way to talk trash about me, even though he bought stuff from me before and liked it. If he dropped off the planet tomorrow, I wouldn't exactly be upset about it.