The Folly of Freebies

Written by Lisa Maliga

We have come to expect things to be given to us. Fromrepparttar student looking forrepparttar 113234 easy “A” torepparttar 113235 consumer searching for that free sample torepparttar 113236 businessperson wanting that 0 down startup cost to their first million.

Trouble is, nothing is ever really free. Nothing worthwhile that is.

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As someone who makes bath & body products, I don’t expect to give them away. It took me years of practice to learn how to formulate my products, what colors would enable my soaps to shimmer brightly yet not run or fade. Choosing which fragrances worked well, wouldn’t disappear after a few weeks, and didn’t changerepparttar 113239 color ofrepparttar 113240 product was another factor to consider. Then I had to decide which molds to use, wraprepparttar 113241 soap, and choose a label. I enjoy making my unique products, yet it’s time consuming and costly – as is running any small business.

Yet, I open my email many a morning to find requests for free samples! This rudeness is indicative ofrepparttar 113242 Internet. How many people will walk into a small restaurant and ask for, say, a pancake, to see if they want to order a stack of pancakes? Would a person walk into a garden supply store and try to finagle a package of flower seeds? Unlikely. The anonymity ofrepparttar 113243 ’net does allow people to behave in ways that they wouldn’t in real life. They see a web site, not an actual storefront business. And because that website is a small, family-run enterprise, they attempt to devalue that establishment’s products by asking for freebies.

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