How about problems vendors have with suppliers? This also brings up the issue of shady business practices experienced among vendors. The marine industry is small and most of us know each other. Many of us talk on a regular basis and know what is going on long before the general public.
Like; "XXX Marine has us drop ship everything and is slow to pay". or "XXX Marine keeps threatening to sue us because we are impinging on their market place". or "XXX Marine insists on selling YYY Products at or bellow costs so we no longer carry YYY products".