I thought it was already mitigated. She lost 14'points on the starting order card because she earned them through sales. You only lost 5 points because you earned so few points on the sales side. In the end you both earned 30 points with some of them coming in game and some coming at the end of the game when cards were revealed.
I think the starting order cards were created this way to avoid the problem that someone who had a starting order card with high value goods would have a huge advantage.
Didn't think of it this way, thanks!