On January 20, 2009 at 16:56, tweeterguy said...
That is in no way price fixing, flash214. A manufacturer
can limit who, where and how their products are distributed
and sold as they see fit. They are also permitted to
place a policy on MAP and dictate what will be sold on
the net and with regional restrictions. It's all quite
legit and does not harm the consumer in any way. If you
don't like the price or distribution method you have options
to obtain elsewhere or not at all and seek another viable
To be clear, price fixing (in short) relates to competing
companies "fixing" the value of a particular product or
service. Competing company is the key and this is not
the case here.
Call it whatever you want. I truly believe that more retailers should start being more competitive (and not sell merchandise at the MSRP) before they become victims in this depressed economy.