"(”Billy”) was buying things without any visible means of income. A few weeks into the 2007 fall semester, he had a brand new iPod. He had new boots, new clothes and was talking about a new car."
His parents thought he was selling drugs. He took them out to dinner to explain: He was a candy pusher using his Costco connection to buy low and sell high. Another Boulder boy got his parents to finance his candy purchases but complained when lower-priced competition cut into his profit margin. (emphasis added)
Now that is just amazingly brilliant! I wish these kids some sweet success!
And I really hope that the Sugar Police do not penalize them for it--oh sure, they may ban sales in the hallways between classes, etc. But I think one thing has been demonstrated very clearly: smart businessmen will find a way to fill a customer's demand.
Via Joanne Jacobs