Not a bad idea in theory, Mason, but I agree with Pat and Tony. It's not really economically feasable and we have some folks here who do this with a small margin anyway. I mean, I can't imagine Mama Bear or Saint Sue make a WHOLE lot on of each their products, considering the costs of some of the EOs and such. And the big guys like the three Ts are doing just fine as they are.
But I believe there will be other special buys coming up, and folks are pretty good about putting deals up in the "Shopping" forum threads. Besides, as Joel said, we all know EJ bit the bullet for us on the B&B brush! We do already have some bargaining power based on the popularity of the B&B!
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