Realm of the Retailer; The Retail Lumber Trade Its Difficulties and Successes, Its Humor and Philosophy, Its Theory and Practice, with Practical Yard Ideas

Realm of the Retailer; The Retail Lumber Trade Its Difficulties and Successes, Its Humor and Philosophy, Its Theory and Practice, with Practical Yard Ideas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...If I wanted to make money at one of these points don't you think I would want to make money at both of them? Do you think that because I run two yards my assets in this world's goods have so suddenly increased that I can do business on a scale of no profit just for the fun of the thing? A single yard man recently poured into my ear a tale of woe concerning what seemed to him the outlook. The line yard man at the next station up the road looked to him bigger than an elephant. I asked him what was the matter with him? If he didn't respect his territory; if he sold lumber ruinously low? He could hardly formulate a charge, but the "line yard" was a red flag that goaded him to fury. This I will admit--that the local manager of a line yard does not always do the square thing. He is anxious to hold his job, as the most of us are to hold jobs, and to make as good financial showing to his principal as he can he steps over the bounds. He is not always a man of good judgment. I have come in contact with local managers of line yards "Poured into my ear a tale of woe." who evidently would not grade above high C. This is necessarily so. There is a large number of line yards in the country, and to secure thoroughly capable managers for all of them would be out of the question. I have known these local men to conduct themselves in matters of trade in a way which was not approved by the proprietor of the line. Not long ago something of this kind came under my observation. The proprietor at once took the train for the town in which the yard is located, and I know if he didn't read his man a hot tongued lecture he changed his mind before he got there. Line yard men size up similarly to the rest of us. There are upright business men who run lines...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514130
  • 9781236514134