The “Group Buy”. Some even go so far as to call it the Mass Drop. It is a practice that originated and found wide acceptance as groups of pen lovers proliferated in the world wide web. Suddenly, individual buyers stood empowered, as they could approach manufacturers / sellers as a group and demand not only better service but also deep-discounted prices. The Sellers too benefited, as they could plan their productions to meet the firm demand, not to speak of eliminating the middlemen, who in most cases eat away the bulk of the profits.
However, as with all good things, this system too, over time, has been compromised to a very great extent with a select few, using the numbers and unsuspecting group members to further vested interests. Mind you, we are not talking about the rule, but the exceptions. Again, not all group buys are vitiated, only a few are and it will be our endeavour to learn from the good ones, take lessons from the bad and offer better options.
For, it is this system that we want to work towards restoring – by, of and for the fountain pen lovers.
Yes, we will have group buys. Yes, we will try to keep things as transparent and above board as possible. Yes, we will ensure that the spoils are spread in a just and equitable manner among all members. No, we will not keep a part commissions / discounts etc.
Come on board if you are interested and let us take things forward?
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