Quote: Originally Posted by Discopotato They aren't going to hire me (for good reason) and have yet to provide a NEW product I can justify purchasing. A 49% share is not a majority share BUT the employees will get a piece if the majority shareholder decides to sell. Actually, reading the article again more carefully, I think I misunderstood first time through. If I'm reading it correctly now, they got 49% immediately, which will the progress up to 100% over the next 6 years. Anyway, my main point was that Moog Music was Bob's company (and is now Bob's colleagues and employees company) and not something set up by a faceless entity that bought the rights to the name, which I got the impression from your post was what you believed? Not saying it should make any difference to what you do or buy, just sharing information. Quote: If you have the resources to consider employee happiness before making a purchase, then more power to you; I can't. If I'm honest buying fair-trade products is usually about as far as I go in that respect, unless I actually know the people involved personally.