I'm dismayed at the number of members of not only this forum, but other woodworking related forums that I frequent, mostly as a lurker, but I'm there regardless.
It is at this time, the Home Depot fiasco involving a sharpening system, but it is just an example.
How quick we are to jump on a "deal" with no regard as to if it is a realistic price or not. How quick we are to hold the "big boys" feet to the fire, to demand that they support what was probably an error.
We have seen it with Amazon, Sears, Home Depot and Lowes. How many of these errrors do we take advantage of before we pay the price...by either the divisions involved stop selling the products or maybe even worse, out of business.
One comment made today was how it is possible that "heads will roll" in regards to Home Depot...I'm just not sure I would feel very good about saving a few dollars if it means someone loses their job.
Those of us that are self employed, wood business or other, certainly expect to make money and realize that if we are big enough to have employees, mistakes can and will be made. We must stand by them, even if it puts our business at jeapordy. We would not want huge numbers of folks taking advantage of the mistake and yet, here we are, taking advantage ourselves.
So, my thought....if it is too good to be true, how about backing off and letting the deal go by....it could be a job saved.