The problem at the time was I was distributing drivers and paying for them in USD with Canadian dollars. The low dollar was eating up all the margins, and increaseing the price to make up for it would make the drivers more expensive than Solen could offer similar quality drivers for. Sure if you’re making 300-400% a 30% hit isn’t much of a big deal. This is why many companies made it through this period unscathed.
Anyways that was 16 years ago. Old news. I didn’t go under, I just felt at the time it was more lucrative to make $150k+ per year in the oilfield. The rant is nothing to do with my current success in the industry. It’s more to do with the parasites you need to deal with in this industry. I didn’t know they existed before I got into the industry, but found out after. Anyways I found a loophole around them.