jwurunner - 4:07 am on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
We are having the same problem and are extremely concerned about this. We were one of the first in our industry to start selling online. Now every one in our industry PLUS many of the big box store such as Wal-Mart, Amazon, Sears, Costco, Home Depot and others are competing with us.
Now with Google working with these bigger sites against Amazon, the fallout for the small guys in our industry will be devastating. 90% of the products we sell are involved in a price race to the bottom and can be sold by anybody. Profits have all but disappeared and it is scary.
We knew years ago that eventually the advantages for small businesses would vanish online.