Green Powder Lie
I have been taking green powders that I "thought" were expensive at $30.00 per bottle. Now I find out that this is just a bunch of alfalfa hay mixed with scraps of the good stuff. If you read my website you will hear me calling the companies and finding out the truth on what really goes into those green powders that are sold at stores. I will never be scammed again.
I dont mind competition and getting other people in the business.
Rather than thinking "Pah! ANOTHER raw food shop.", it should be "YAY! ANOTHER raw food shop! That means there's more of a
demand and more of a demand = more raw foodists!!!"
I don't have the "look at me and the great cookbook i wrote!" and give me $19.99 or "look at me and give me $750.00 for a raw food prep class"
or call me and " pay me for my raw food "secrets" ( like there are any secrets to eating raw and healthy..?)
I believe that excellent raw food doesn't have to be pushed. We don't have to make people buy in large quantities to get a good price. If the food is good, it will sell itself without pressure to buy in excess.
We don't call people to advertise the deals we have, we can barely keep our foods in stock and there is usually a wait list on our hot items. People generally know what good quality is and we don't have to hound customers to buy our foods. We let the foods speak for themselves.
The goal is to buy less and less food due to an improving ecology. We don't make people buy in any quantity to get the best price.
Co-op pricing is the same weather you buy 1 bottle or 100 cases. We give close to our actual cost to our co-op members. If we dont we make sure whoever you buy from on our recommendation gives you the best price:
IF I RECOMMEND YOU BUY FROM SOMEONE ELSE AND YOU buy from that person or company, JUST SEND ME A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT I WILL REFUND 25 PERCENT OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE.
There is nothing more to our business than joining our co-op and then putting in your order and we ship it out. We have hundreds of raw food restaurants, living food stores and other supporters that use and sell our foods and equipment.
What will make me happy?
If all of my customers who call want to be educated instead of just spending the entire time asking what my prices are on everything. That is why I have a newsletter.
Almost 80% of the time that I talk on the phone it is about price matching, beating other stores prices, how low can I sell something if the person buys more than one item.
Now, as you can see on my site, I give my dealer co-op cost. My system has worked great and my energy is spent on helping people pick out the right item for them, not just conversations over pricing.
See our Newsletter page for the partial list for the co-op items we carry (We cannot list certain items on our site due to M.A.P. 'Minimum Advertised Price' policy set by the manufacturer on select items).
Email TheBlindGuru@yahoo.com to get our newsletter for the complete price list.
If anyone is wondering how I get my prices so cheap, well, it is not a secret. I don't have the money to buy 400 blenders to get the best discount possible.
I do not use my money because I don't have a lot of money. I do co-operative buying. I process everyone's orders and at the end of the month. I do one large order
through each manufacturer. Some of the manufacturers enjoy selling to me and let me have their best possible price and others demand that I buy so many at one time
and that is the only way I can get my deep discount. If I had to invest my hard earned money into products then yes, I would not charge the low prices that I charge.
The desire then to reward myself for my investment would constrict my energy at the cellular level. Therefor, I do not possess the items I sell. I have almost
every item I sell dropshipped directly from the manufacturer and I ship items to non co-op members either drop shipped or directly. I am an authorized dealer for almost every item that I sell.
If I can't get a certain item I will let you know the best place that I have found who has the best service and prices.
Why I started the co-op buying club...
At first, I was very angry. So angry that I am made an entire website fueled by wanting to go raw when I couldn't afford any equipment nor raw foods.
Now is my time to finally do something about it by offering this website.
My name, well, everyone calls me the Blindguru, although I do not consider myself a guru. I simply got a bunch of friends and people I came across
in the health food store together to all buy blenders, juicers, dehydrators, water filters, raw bulk foods, to see if we all made a huge order if we could
get a better price. The manufacturers would not even talk to us unless we were a store or had a business license and a tax id. So, I got all of this and then
collected money from all the people who wanted equipment and food and I made a big purchase and sold to everyone at my cost. I didn't make one dime.
Now, the manufactures are mad at me for selling their equipment so cheap. All I wanted was a blender, a juicer, a dehydrator and a few foods that
I couldn't afford at the time. I had no intention of getting a business started. I told the manufacturers that I just got finished taking a 3 week course in rawfoods
and all my money went to that. I just finished the classes and I was motivated, dedicated, and wanted to go 100% raw. In order to get equipment at dealer cost
I had to do what I did. I was angry. I thought I was the only one in the class that couldn't afford a blender. I thought everyone else could buy one but me but
I later learned I was wrong. Almost everyone that I come across is in the same position that I was when I first wanted to go raw. It just upsets me off and
right now I am not angry but super motivated...that I am doing everything in my power to get as many people as I know to do the same thing that I am doing
and yes, I am helping people, although the stores and manufacturers don't really like what I am doing There are a few manufacturers that don't mind what I do
as long as I follow certain guidelines. These are the manufacturers that understand what I am doing and support me.
They don't make me buy 200 blenders, for example, to get the best price. They know what my mission is and they give me their best possible price without the games.
This website is not meant to harm any other stores or competitors by selling so cheap. I want to be friends with my competitors. The more competitors of mine selling
the same equipment means to me that the rawfoods movement will sooner become mainstream. My goal now is to get equipment and food to people at my dealer
co-op cost to those that support me. This website is written for the struggling starving students, health professionals, and like minded people that want to help others,
and those that can't really afford much. That's it for now.
How I run my service...
When I sell equipment on blindguru, I get most of the items drop shipped. If you are wondering why the prices are different, well, I get 1 item drop shipped at a time. The manufacturers, unless they have decided to just give me their best price without all of the "volume pricing games" charge me a higher price when they just ship one item. If the manufacturer ships me, 200 blenders for example, the give me a special price since they don't have to do any of the shipping and handling which takes time and money for them.
They don't have to worry about tracking numbers or anything.
I personally don't have the money to buy 200 blenders, 200 water distillers, etc. So, what I do is I collect everyones orders and the cut off time is on the third Friday
of the month. All orders must come in the first 3 weeks of the month. I process everything the 4th week and then have the order shipped to me the first week of the month.
I then ship out everything everyone ordered the first week of the month for co-op buyers. This process is running smooth and its simple and easy for me.
I already have the labels ready to stick on the packages and UPS picks it up. Everything is insured, everything has tracking numbers, everything is done professionally.
If all of our customers call want to be educated instead of just spending the entire time asking what my prices are on.
Almost 80% of the time that I talk on the phone it is about price matching, beating other stores prices, or how low can I sell something if the person buys more than one item.
Now, as you can see on my site, I give my co-op dealer cost. My system has worked great and my energy is spent on helping people pick out the right item for them, not just conversations over pricing.
I believe our nature is to share and also to receive. I find it fulfilling to want to share my resources for food and equipment I have searched for.
I enjoy the opportunity to share with those that want the products and information that has worked for me. I am not a business that likes
to only receive. I cannot share my resources without receiving. I do not have the money to buy and stock the products for a warehouse. So, I have came up with a
way to do this without money. I have developed an efficient cooperative buying system. I give special prices to co-op members which without the fee I ask for
would put me out of business. I sell at prices beyond the normal comfort zone that would keep my business alive. Once I am in my comfort zone I can offer what
I know as true sharing. My nature is to share. I can only do this if my needs are met. Once my needs are met it is easy to form the
"us" relationship mentality instead of a viewing my business as "separate". Most people see themselves as separate from the businesses that they buy from.
This separateness is the main cause of lack that people experience which is the cause of fighting for resources.
How we get our cheap prices...
There is no inside information when it comes to where we get our foods and equipment at such cheap prices. If someone is willing to buy, for example, 2,000 blenders, almost any manufacturer will give distributor pricing. But, go to them and say you are just starting a business and want to buy a dozen of them and see what happens. It is set up for the rich to succeed and for new people who want to get started to fail. I would fail if it weren't for my co-op members also. I believe in co-operative buying and I am getting everyone I know to buy this way. I don't believe in buying buy the bottle. I believe, or example, in buying a 55 gallon drum of whatever I need, and getting family and all my friends and get them to get all of their friends and we all split the 55 gallons up and everyone brings their own container.
The reason we have to sell cheap is because we have to move our volume quicker because of the "games" almost ALL of the manufacturers play. Many are mad at us for selling so cheap but then they make us buy so much that it would take forever to sell if we sold it at the prices that other stores charged. They do NOT see us as equals. There is really no love for what we are doing from those at the very top of the food chain unless we can show them the money. It feels as if they look at those who cannot buy large volume as a waste of their time. We cooperatively use our co-op members' purchases to get our large volume order each month. So, technically, I am just another small store who has little money but camouflaged by the volume that I produce when I collect money from all the orders and place my order at the end of the month. Until there are fair prices I will continue to buy cooperatively, follow the minimum advertised pricing rules and sell cheap.
If you want to know the pricing on all of the equipment, I will give the complete price list to all co-op members.
You will get the pricing on rawfoods, all of the superfoods, kitchen equipment, and anything we can get that is not listed. Feel free to email us what you need and we can email you the co-op prices on those items.
To see the list of the items we sell at co-op prices see our Newsletter Page.