Hmmm. I see more people getting into shtuff with their fingers these days than they do with their mouths. This is the WWW.I can't do so to anyone else because I pride myself on keeping my mouth shut and being a professional at all times, but sometimes a girl has to rant!!!
No worries. Hit the store, grab the paprika. Oh, smoky paprika. Don't think I specified in my first post. I couldn't find an actual squirrel with rabies so we'll have to settle for an opossum and some whipped cream but it will do in a pinch. Oh.. crap, they broke out the big butterfly net... they don't do that unless their serious.. gotta run, literally. Back in a bit...God point. I thought about it some more and I think my ranting comes down to me being embarrassed. I'm embarrassed that I was duped into having a conversation with a woman who was posing as a potential client. I feel tricked and that is embarrassing me which in turn makes me mad.
The key will be to get so busy running your business that things like this will go unnoticed. A business model I believe is quite different than a pricing plan - something you maybe advertise anyway. Oh, and what would be wrong with copying a business model; nobody ever does that right?
Tell us more about this "weekend" thing. This sounds like a good concept.You guys do know that sometimes people do this thing called not working where they stop working and come home for things like food. I've even heard that some have a thing called a "weekend" where they might not do any work for a whole day or two! It's shocking I know but it happens!
There is always time for worry; always time for concern and always time to think about the business and such. Berating someone for doing that is daft and sounds childish.
In truth the OP is over-worrying about this; indeed scouting the local prices is a very sensible thing to do for any business. You have to know what the market will take for a certain product in order to set your own prices. It's common advice to go along with doing your own internal books to see what your margins are and your needs.
So yes if your prices are out there people will find them out and some people will copy-cat them. However that's immaterial; the key is having good marketing; good consumer relations; a good solid quality of product etc... There's more to a business than the costs and given equal costs people will nearly always go toward the business that has the better customer support/relations and product - so long as the marketing is good enough that they are aware of the company.
Venting... on the internet. Is this something someone might do on one of these so called weekends?The OP was bothered by what happened and needed to vent. Mission accomplished. Hopefully he/she got that done and is feeling better about it now. If you can't vent on an Internet forum to a bunch of strangers...