Originally Posted by trooperlu
One thing though here is I am very funny about taking business from other shops .......
Justin, I want to cautiously and respectfully govern my response here.......but are you crazy? Why? My personal thoughts on capitalism parallel the Darwin theory.
Do you believe that your competitors feel funny about taking business from you? What about his employees and family....do they care about your well being? I doubt it. They don't necessarily wish ill upon you, but in the end, they feed their family by ethically and aggressively controlling the market. I'm guessing your landlord and creditors don't feel funny about you taking the other man's business.
One can compete ethically and morally, yet aggressively for the market's business. If you work harder, provide better service at better prices than your competitor, then let the market determine who deserves to win and loose. If you play fair and work hard, and subsequently run the other guy out of business,then so be it.
One of my dear friends was a competitor Honda dealer 30 miles from my store. We relished stealing his customers as he did mine. It kept me on my toes. I won my share, and lost quite a few, as he was a formidable competitor. He played hard and fair, and so did I. Capitalism at its finest.
Please don't feel that I'm being disrespectful with my comments. I just don't play the game that way. I was taught to keep score.....and in my business, the score was tallied in dollars.......