KLook wrote:Save it boys, they just don't get it. And I am reminded of the friend that owns a station back in Maine. I quote," I have to purchase and pay in advance for this commodity and then get beat all to hell when I sell it at a profit. Why exactly am I in business?" AND, "If I buy any other commodity low and sell high, it is considered a plus, why is it different with gas and milk?" Because the socialist hate smart or well positioned people. I can tell you, if TSHTF and I am sitting on a truck load of toilet paper or some other commodity, it is going to cost. And I expect the guys arguing with you will feel the same way, no matter what *censored* they spout.
Your right, Kevin "they" don't get it because most people are not that greedy. There is nothing wrong with making a profit, but is it ever enough in this mindset? I'd venture to say no it's not. Price gouging your neighbors/community is ok in your model because it's a way to be greedy and feel ok about it because "I'm in business and I can just say gosh sorry folks but whatever the market will bear" regardless of the situatiuon or consequences to others. This is nothing new. At the turn of the 20th century we had plenty of Robber Barons and finally people had enough of it and laws were changed when people had enough of it. It's the old Gordon Gecko "Greed is Good" philosophy. You can get away with it for a while until the community has had enough and as they did in the old days too, they tar and feather you and ride you out of town on rail.