[Market-farming] market pricing question
tradingpost at gilanet.com
Tue Sep 21 14:26:52 EDT 2004
Remember they 're losing money and can't keep that up. Some markets have people in charge who can prevent price wars. The biggest danger is price wars drive out the variety and volume needed to attract the business. They invariably hurt the market itself. And of course you can always go stand in front of their stall and discuss what's a fair price with their customers. You might be surprised how people would react. Customers don't expect growers to work for free or sell at a loss, and if all they want is the cheapest product they can always run over to the supermarket.
paul tradingpost at gilanet.com
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On 9/21/2004 at 1:35 PM Old Timin' wrote:
>Does any one have any ideas on how to deal with vendors selling to cheaply
>at a market. I am trying to get prices raised at our market and am not sure
>of what wording to use. We have one guy selling 12# heads of cabbage for
>$1.00, and tomatoes for $.50/ #. Another guy is selling his tomatoes for
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