So, the snow is coming?
I was chatting to someone in the pub the other day and the discussion came up that snow was forecast and the cynics amongst us believed that certain things will go up in price because….well because the snow was coming!
Snow shovels, currently at half price (or were when we had the conversation) would become full price again. Rock salt would become a premium product, instead of buy one get one at half price they would be at full price. De-icer wouldn’t be hidden at the back of the store, they would be at the front, at full price!
Is this right – should businesses take advantage of the weather and start to make extra profit?
Should the natural forces of supply & demand be allowed to increase the cost of items that become essential during periods of necessity?
Are you in a business where you can take advantage of the situation? Will you take advantage of the situation?
Of course we should – big business would have no hesitation in taking advantage, so us small businesses should to – shouldn’t we?