This thread is starting to really annoy me.
Is person\company not allowed to make money?? They’ve stumped up the money to start a business\venture, surely they’re allowed to profit\reap the rewards?
Yes, you as an individual can buy a widget off Ali Express for $3, pay a similar amount for shipping and have it arrive at your place. But that small parcel has come through the Auckland Mail centre where it was probably only x-rayed
For a supplier\wholesaler importing 10,000 widgets, that is more than likely going to get to NZ on a ship in a container. I’m not a importer, but I’d expect that container arriving on a wharf has a lot more costs associated with it (customs\duty\shipping\GST\fumigation).
Then the supplier\wholesaler needs to get there product off the wharf to a distribution centre, where it maybe then distributed across other satellite distribution centres. More costs. Now add on employee, utility, rent costs.
Somewhere in that 10,000 units is the suppliers\wholesalers break even point.
In Tony Quinn’s book, He's got his 2 + 2 = 7 theory, which he applies to making profit. If the cost of your product is 2 + 2, selling it for $4 will make you bankrupt. If you sell it for $8 and give the customer a $1 discount, everyone will be happy. This wording is taken from a stuff story, so it’s missing bits of his theory.
I agree. Its different these days, everyone is rorting. Apparently.