Hard to argue with the points made, however the middlemen operations are serving a purpose.
Most people can't buy genuine wholesale because they simple can't afford to buy in enough volume to generate the savings required to create margin.
It's unfortunate, but that seems to be the major issue. If everyone could afford to buy in bulk, then the middleman operations would cease to exist.
I know they feed of desperate people, but while there are those desperate people looking for an avenue, middlemen operations will be there to service that desperation.
They may not be genuine wholesalers, but that doesn't make them a non-genuine supplier, it just makes them an expensive one that should be avoided if you have to cash to side step them!
Could the directories here be more defined...no arguments here. I have no problems with any suppliers details being included here, even fake makers because they to are servicing an industry, but I would like to see some clarity within the directories so everyone knew who was who without having to go through all the bullpucky to confirm them!