You've hit the nail on the head with this one. Some vendors are earning a living doing this whereas for others it's not their main income. Obviously they are at a competitive disadvantage hence sometimes things get a bit tense. My own view is that I genuinely sympathise with those vendors who have gone into it and depend on it for a living. To those who think this forum is some kind of Ensar bashing fest, that simply isn't true and guess what? Despite my differences with Ensar, I'd include him on that category of vendors doing it because that is their sole source of income and for that, he has my sympathy as it's not an easy thing to do. My sympathies don't extend to those who jumped into the Oud industry as a way of making a lot of money off others when they had perfectly good careers, as per Habz786 comment on selling an Oud at a ridiculous mark-up, claiming that it's special when it isn't.