My sister and I use a particular brand of skin care products. We like it. A lot. It's not sold in stores and you have to buy it through a dealer. You know, sort of like Avon or Mary Kay, but it's not either one of those. Anyway, my sister is a dealer. She became a dealer several years ago to make a little money on the side and she does, but very little. The draw for her and for me is that if you pay the annual fee, which is nominal, you got 35% off the products. Now you could sell those products for the full price to your customers, which is how you make money, or you could just buy them for yourself at a discounted price. Being her sister she's always sold them to me at her cost.
But oh my goodness the company has changed it's policy. Anyone who signs up now to become a dealer only gets 20% off. That's the bad part of this. The good part is that the old dealers got "grandfathered" in, which means that my sister still gets 35% off. Today she assured me that not only would she continue to pay the annual fee so we could get our skin care products at 35% off, but that she would put her membership number and pin number with her life insurance policy so that in the event of her death I could keep up the membership and still get a discount. As I was laughing so hard that I could barely breathe, she explained to me that she knew what was important to us southern women....and she was serious! She was thinking ahead. She was loving me. Do I have the best sister in the world or what?