Talk:Factor (agent)

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What abour the practice in logistics of handing off freight invoices to a factor for presentment and collection? The freight hauler gets a large fraction of the invoice (>90%) when the invoice is transferred to the factor, and doesn't have to worry about delivery or collections.

Fur trade[edit]

As prr my edit comments and also on Talk:Factory (fur trade), there are content issues here; I was surprised to see no mention of the Hudson's Bay Company posts by this title, which was a direct transfer of the Scottish manageer meaning; the "one who does/makes" etymology is secondary to that, no matter if it's the "agent" or other meaning; Cotton Factor comes from the same reason, as does "factory". Factory (fur trade) is for now written around the US only, which to a Canadian is really odd (as always), but as noted there and in edit comments here too I think, Chief Factor needs its own article (there's only so many individuals who have worn that title), and the Factor article - this one, that is, despite the implied Factor (fur trade) - should make a point of describing the HBC rank/position, which has the same meaning as cotton factor etc. - something like a broker/buyer/seller plus storehouse/company manager.Skookum1 18:22, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Crappy article![edit]

Boy, this is one sh**ty article. I'm not usually so blunt in my assessment of things, but really, this deserves it. It tells me nothing about what a factor is, other than some sort of agent. Surely there must be more to being a factor than that? Exactly what is a "factor" what does one actually do? Jeez! Captain Quirk (talk) 04:49, 17 September 2008 (UTC)