SOC229 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Revolving Credit

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Modus Operandi and Marketing Drugs
Marketing
-covert advertising - look for supplier above
-variables
-quality, quantity, price, service, reputation and credit
-quality (connected to rep)
-difficult to unload poor quality of drugs
-do not “cut” (other ingredients put into drugs) at high level
Variables
-quantity (connected to price)
-expansion of business requires volume of supply
-reliable and consistent volume of drugs
-discounts on bulk purchases (maintain competitive edge)
Business Practices
-money back guarantees
-loyalty between distributors and suppliers
-keep flow moving between markets
-professional relationships
-cooperation
-low on supply = loan or good rate to help you keep going
-partners
-30% work with a partner
-types of partnerships
-non-egalitarian (senior and a junior) - junior = more risk, less profit
-close friends (shard profit, shared risk)
Benefits of Partner ships
-instrumental
-reduce workloads
-reliable supply through increased connections
-better security (perceived)
-expand business
-expressive
-shared decision making/input
-comfort and security
MO and Security
-violence not a mechanism for security
-bad for business - increases risk
-avoid use of guns
-may use empty threats/intimidation/having a rep of being violent but not using it
Security Through Trust
-crews/syndicates are composed of long time friends
-fear of outsiders - one must vouch for them
-will turn down expansion if there is a lack of trust
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Covert advertising - look for supplier above. Quality, quantity, price, service, reputation and credit. Dif cult to unload poor quality of drugs. Do not cut (other ingredients put into drugs) at high level. Expansion of business requires volume of supply. Discounts on bulk purchases (maintain competitive edge) Low on supply = loan or good rate to help you keep going. Non-egalitarian (senior and a junior) - junior = more risk, less pro t. May use empty threats/intimidation/having a rep of being violent but not using it. Crews/syndicates are composed of long time friends. Fear of outsiders - one must vouch for them. Will turn down expansion if there is a lack of trust. Deroches sample men remained small rather than sacri ce security of themselves or syndicate. Hldt will spend more to remain safe. Many storage areas, multiple forms of transportation, smurfs (couriers who collect debts, sell or distribute)

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