China does it...bad, bad, bad! Local guy does it....and it's nothing but slice and dice rationalization at it's best, mixed in with assumptive excuses.
I'm not trying to throw anything back, but I do find offense in the above comment. I mean, you are comparing a beekeeper who sells cheaply to Chinese imported honey, which we all "know" is bad.
I'm assuming the beekeeper knows exactly what he's selling for, you are assuming he doesn't know that he can charge more for it. (or "she" as the case may be)
Perhaps, perhaps not. I could get more money for my honey, but I choose not to. I guess if that makes me a chinese honey importer, so be it
I suppose I'll go back to lurking too....
You have me at a loss of words. Or at least I'm not sure how you "take offense" based on the sentence you selectively quoted.
The other "sister' thread asked if one thought selling honey at a particular price was "selling yourself short". I brought this thread into it to make a point about public perception. How some people perceive a product based on price. If you go back and read the first post, it had to do with understanding how the buying public may view this beekeeper. And the thread asking the question, in itself, makes a statement about this by the fact it was brought up in the other thread.
But what I find hard to understand, is that others have suggested "maybe he needs to pay bills" or even suggest that the public down in Mississippi just can not afford higher prices. Unto itself, what a slap in the face of the seller, and the people of Mississippi. But yet, when I suggest that perhaps the store owner lacks selling or marketing skills, or lacks knowledge on pricing, this is seen as some big negative. Why? It may be true. It may not be true. It's not about getting hung up on some personal level in regards to a person neither one of us knows.
I brought "Chinese" honey into this, to make a point on public perception. How some will think the worst on a low priced item. And from what the store owner said, many people had expressed their concerns. They didn't say "What a great price on this honey"...they said "Your selling to low"...which as others have acknowledged, whether honey or cars, raises flags in peoples minds.
I was not trying to call him Chinese, or anything beyond pointing out public perception. How this is offensive is beyond me.
I think your reading way too much into it, and base reading "my" comments through "your" eyes. The very same eyes you claim anyone not on your level is.....how did you say it? Granola munchers with too much disposable income". Forgive me if that was not exact. I think it was close.
I don't know anything about this store owner other than what was told in the original post. The discussion is not a personal bio on this beekeeper, but a discussion of selling aspects, public perception. etc.
The discussion is exactly what my point was. If you see cheap honey from China, people look at it negatively. If you see cheap honey labeled locally, people may also see that negatively. Of course, I did not realize personal assumptions made by others, like the idea that the store owner is behind in his bills and the only way to pay the mortgage was to unload his honey...
Anyways, my comparison was to point out public perception in both cases. It's just one is more easily to understand. I could of used any country for the example. Cheaply priced honey is cheaply priced honey, regardless of the origin. And people will raise flags.
This is not about a single beekeeper in Mississippi. It is about an open discussion that many can read. Possibly about things they never thought of. Perhaps it will help someone.
Please do tell, how a discussion about possible impact, public perception, and other matters here, in regards to a beekeeper or store owner neither of us know, can be offensive or offend you so. It can not be for the mere fact I used "China" in the discussion. Nothing you said, even your somewhat negative stance on others with more money than you, and your comments about "granola" types, "offends" me.
I had a stick delivered to my house. I'm now beating the horse. But look forward to a drink...