No, they reduced commissions (on 3G phones) and expect you make up the difference on fees on to the customer (and the reason is something like, well Verizon is doing it!), you frequently sell the phones at cost or below, they reduced phone subsidies, they want you to buy this fancy corporate look furniture, Tampa Bay is saturated with stores (so you need to own like 10 of them so you can make living off them) and there is no real guarantee that won't let some dude plop down another store down the street, also they make rules like you are corporate (I can't even sell wifi tablets during Christmas for instance), but you take all the risks.
Some people just don't think it's worth the effort. That's partly why we are closing instead of selling the store. First, we were told we are only allowed to sell to four preapproved dealers. Those dealers are playing it real cautious. Now we have been allowed to ask other dealers and even entertain offers from outsiders. The issue with non-MetroPCS noobs, is that the approval process can take months and my wife just doesn't feel like waiting.
If dealers switched to Simple Mobile, it might be that the rules are less stringent and you get paid more... just speculating on that. I just read up on Simple Mobile, I think the fact that you bring a phone to them reduces the chance of losing money on a phone you sell.
If I posted this with out closing my business, I am sure I'd be in big trouble right now, but who cares at this point...
I like what MetroPCS has, they give you unlimited everything for a decent price.