Noob at the Farmers Market-- Need Advice! - Page 4
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"Undercutting the local bakeries in price is really, really, bad form. MATCH their prices."
PAAAAALLLLLLEEEAASE!!! It annoys me when some try to intimidate people because they think they are the "authority" It isn't "really, really, bad form, in America it's her perogative.
You are correct that here in America business owners have the prerogative to charge below market value so they are not compensated for their time and end up damaging their local market. (Of course people also have the freedom to offer business advice, and I'm not sure I see the "intimidation" you are referring to.)
However, the US has a capitalist economy which works best when goods and services are produced on a for-profit basis, so if a business owner does not want to participate in this type of economy they might be more comfortable in a country that uses a socialist economic system.
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I didn't say it was bad information. I didn't like it when a business tries to intimidate new competition (I have said this more than once and nobody wants to address this). I did not object to any of the informational comments. It was the remark "Undercutting the local bakeries in price is really, really, bad form. MATCH their prices." Do you think that comment was a nice thing to say? Would you like somebody to talk to you like that... Especially the "MATCH" all in caps... There are nicer ways of addressing questions from people who are new and trying to start a new business than that!
Maybe the person who wrote that ("Undercutting the local bakeries in price is really, really, bad form. MATCH their prices.") had some bad experiences from new bakers undercutting her prices, but no need to take it out on poor "Noob" who seemed to be quite a nice person.
No one is addressing the point because you are confusing information sharing with intimidation.
When discussing business topics, being "nice" typically takes a back seat to honest and frank advice. If you are offended by advice like this then you may want to avoid participating in business-related discussions.