Originally posted by stevebfl
To me, business is like a game, winning would mean nothing to me if I cheated.
I totally agree with that. I refuse to pay kickbacks / referral fees to hotel people for the same reason. I'll make their customers happy and that makes them look good - I will not pay them per head like all the other companies, some as much as $3! I'd rather earn it; anybody can buy it.
Re:the bulk issue
Some consider bulk ecologically better because of the packaging. Let's not forget how much plastic is in all those extra bottles of non-bulk. Not to mention, I'd trust a dealer's disposal practices way before shadetree John Doe's. My $.02 anyway...