Today gives us a glance into the world of competition or lack thereof into stuff we buy. If you cannot collude your competition to fix prices in the marketplace, you can also eliminate the competition to the point that your product or industry is dominated by 70 to 80 percent of what you are selling. Of course, in the spirit of competitive marketing, you can offer a great product at the same price or lower than your competitors. But NO. Greed and operating in the underbelly of capitalism, you can thrive by buying up the competition. Airlines try to do it, pharmaceuticals do it, grocery stores are always doing it, and just about anything you can think of enters the world of unfair marking tactics. Here is an example of what the Beer guys do:
12:32 AM (10 hours ago)
Q. What's the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?
A. A Hippo is really heavy, and a Zippo is a little lighter.