Hi Doug, Thanks. Did you read Gerry’s comment about wholesalers
selling directly to the public? He is right, and if we didn’t begin
selling to the public with our internet site, I would be out of
business. Unfortunately, many wholesalers are giving the public the
very same prices. Our sales to jewelry outlets, before the holiday,
have been slow. I expect many jewelers will have a busy holiday and
restock in January.
Online, inexpensive item, sales to the public have increased in the
past month. We sell mostly African Pietersite with ebay since very
few jewelers stock this item. The item sells very well and we do
not have any real competition, but ebay is a pain in the arse.
For the most part, we have just as many people trying to sell us
through our website than vice versa. Although, this will pay off
big in the future, because “buying is where you make the money.”