Thank you so much for your help.
My question is regarding buying clothing items directly from a manufacturer. Let’s say a famous fashion company contracts a manufacturing company in China to produce their clothes. When the items are sold in the US, they are a retail price. Is it stealing from that fashion company (their profits as I would not be buying at retail, but from the manufacturer) if I buy directly from the manufacturer at a considerably lower price? Thanks very much.
If the manufacturer is not in breach of contract, and allowed to sell these items to private customers then it is alright, otherwise the manufacturer is stealing from the company and you can’t buy it.