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Old 05-18-2014, 08:17 PM   #30
HBMTN
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 10-16-08
Location: Virginia
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I sold a little BBQ on the side under the radar before I went legal. There are several in my area that do it and have been doing it for 15 plus years and are known for it. When I decided to make a business out of it and go legal 5 years ago I gained the most powerful tool in my barbecue arsenal and that is the power to advertise and let people know what we have to offer and my being legal it's allowed me to serve more barbecue that all of the under radar guys combined. The guys that are doing it illegally are getting all of the people looking for low ball barbecue and I get all of the money events (along with other legal q'rs in the area) Yes sometimes I get my skin ruffled by them, especially when the HD knows they are selling and do nothing about it. I have to say if it were not for the Brethren here helping me in the beginning it would have been a much tougher journey. So I try to help when I can but I understand where you are coming from.
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