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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 6. 1969.

Bulk buying

Bulk buying

The President of NZUSA, Peter Rosier, will investigate the possibilities of bulk buying of goods to sell to students at low prices, following the acceptance of his suggestion to this effect by NZUSA Council.

"NZUSA will deal directly with manufacturers where possible, and will resell through union shops and mail order systems, or both."

A delegate remarked that retailers were very jealous of their right to high markups and would do all they could to cut out students, but he felt that if the market was big enough, bulk orders would make it a viable proposition.

Auckland Vice-President, Mike Law, was sceptical of unions being involved in commercial enterprises.

He envisaged a situation where student associations might need one organisation for running their commercial enterprises, and another for university matters.