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Old 5th February 2010, 03:32 PM   #1

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Default Problem With A Competitor

Ok first off my name is Randy I have a coin store. We are located in a small shopping center. The center is spread out over a city block. The center has 3 different owners. We rent our store front from one of the owners. A few hundred yards away and around the corner there is another coin shop. He rents form a different property owner. Now the problem is he sends a guy over in front of our shop with a sign pointing to go to his shop. I want him to go away, I spent a lot on advertizing and he leaches off me by stealing my customers. What can I do to get rid of the sign guy? Within the law that is. ???

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Old 5th February 2010, 07:13 PM   #2

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have you contacted your landlord? I am sure that should be illegal for another tenant to come and do that. Now if that doesn't work, then do what he's doing, get a guy to go over to his store and hold a sign pointing to your shop.

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Old 5th February 2010, 09:18 PM   #3

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I agree, contact your landlord. Although the other tenant may rent from someone else, your landlord should be able to help you.

It reminds me of a commercial I saw recently. It showed a successful barber shop. Then a scene where across the street a $6 barber shop opens. It then goes to a scene with the old shop covered in signs that say "We fix $6 haircuts". The final scene is of the new place going out of business.

If all else fails, put someone out there right next to this guy with a bigger sign .... plus someone at the front of his entrance. But, I'd avoid getting into dueling signs. Work it out with your landlord, I would think they would be interested in keeping your business going strong.

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Old 6th February 2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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I'd like to add that your competitor sounds like a real jerk.

Just my unhelpful 2 cents.

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Old 9th February 2010, 01:23 AM   #5

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Randy its your competitors right to do this, he can advertise about his store any where he wants to. But when we look at the society it is out of manners. If you want to stop him doing this you simply hire a boy, pointing to you infront of his store. A simple solution.

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Old 9th February 2010, 11:27 PM   #6

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There's no law regarding that, but there's nothing you can do but to do the same. Though it's an unfair competition, if he's doing it to you unfairly, then do the same but much unfairly too. Your competitor is such a clever. I don't know but that's the best way you can fight back. But first, consult your landlord, as we all agreed on, and tell him about this. So he can talk with the other owner about this.

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Your competitor is really a jerk to do that, but there's not much thing you or your landlord can do as his guy is standing in a public place. You probably can do the same to him, and if he is unhappy about it, you can propose a truce.

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Well, if it were me I would stuff the law and remember the old saying "if you can´t beat em, join em!"

In my Nuttyness I would be outside their shop like @Logan said, with a bigger sign and a better one, what is good for the gander if good for geese

Contacting your landlord would help you determine the laws if you prefer to go down that route - me - I would play them at their own game

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Old 11th February 2010, 08:12 PM   #9

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It was very unethical to do such thing. All you can do is negotiate with him peacefully because it's how the competition goes around in this world. You should explain to him over and over again that you are paying your space and what he was doing is called unfair competition. Do anything to take him off of your store front in the rightful way because it's also your right.

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Old 11th February 2010, 11:39 PM   #10

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your competitor likes unhealthy competition.
just do the same or make a better revenge.

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