Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
That's effectively what we do already, but as individuals not retail stores. Anyone who wants to make an order asks their friends in the same city and we bundle it up until there's about $400 to $800 worth.
So get enough people together to instead make it $40,000 to $80,000. Then afterward call the retailer and tell him, "That money should have gone to you. You were our first choice. Fix this broken system and next time it will..."

Then see how long it takes for him to pick up the phone and call his wholesaler/distributor and tell HIM the exact same thing.