On January 20, 2009 at 13:38, Surf Remote said...
Regarding Amazon as an authorized dealer of the MX-810,
that authorization does not extend to their affiliate
resellers. When Amazon begins selling the MX-810 themselves,
it will be at the $400 retail price and no affiliate sales
will be allowed. Same goes for the MRF-260 and MX-450
(see their MX-450 page for how the other two will be eventually.
So, if you're seeing a sub-$400 price on Amazon right
now, it's from one of their affiliates that is NOT authorized.
Ouch, I hate to say this but that sounds like price fixing to me. The retailer is being told by the manufacturer exactly what the price must be in order to become an authorized seller of their products.
I guess it protects all the installer/retailers, but it eliminates competition, an essential part of free enterprise in a free country.