Why haven't "buying clubs" become more common with internet?
For example, 100 cat owners could join together, approach different cat food providers and bargain a discount through joint-purchasing.
My guess is that the venture capital model makes us only think in terms of what works as a capitalist firm.
Ventures like buying clubs make more sense as #coops or mutuals. The largest hardware store chain (Ace Hardware) and carpet flooring firm (CCA Global) in the US are both purchasing coops.
@LeoSammallahti one reason is that Consumers Byline poisened the well in the 90s.
(pyramid scheme presented much as what you propose, by the same guy who later branded sex slaves)
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