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I read an online business blog by a man named James Brausch. The past little while, he’s been trying to win a sales contest at CD Baby. Some things have happened that make the contest appear a little shady, perhaps even like they’re trying to rig it to make him lose. On his blog, he asked for ideas as to what to do about it.
Being the dutiful net citizen I am, I’d like to offer my suggestions.
1) Be more sure of foul play. You’ve sold plenty of product through them, so you should probably be able to talk to the owner. See how that goes. It could be the malicious actions of an employee, not him. If that were the case, the owner should deal with the employee appropriately. Or it still might be an unfortunate occurrence of incompetence.
2) Assuming they won’t talk to you, or your conversation goes poorly, quietly remove your products from their store. If you raise a big stink, they get free press, and there’s no such thing as bad press. Besides, there’s no reason to do business with a company that uses shady business practices, you’ll always get stung in the end.
3) Let’s just assume you brake up with CD Baby. Now what? The best revenge, of course! That’s right, it’s time to open up CD Brauschy, compete, do things better and make some more money.
Edit: CD Baby’s owner responded in the comments here, and his response is definitely worth a read. Make sure you check it out.