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RE: [SLE] SuSE 7 redux (OT)
- From: gregory.thomas@xxxxxxx (Thomas, Gregory (NBC, KNBC))
- Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 13:24:02 -0400
- Message-id: <DFF3829FD063D411A4AB000AD1311A1E2C2A30@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Zentena [mailto:zentena@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 10:46 AM
> To: Chris.Smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Samy Elashmawy
> Cc: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] SuSE 7 redux
> On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Chris.Smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Hi,
> > ** MSRP is not acurate at retial , as almost all retial
> outlets sell below
> > MSRP
> > A little insider for you people today:-
> > I will also point out that OEMs pay less than 1/2 the sale price
> > of Microbollocks Operating Systems. They also don't normally
> > mark them up much, hence my only legitimate copy of Windows 2000
> > Professional (not upgrade or anything) only cost ?130 from an
> > OEM reseller instead of ?279 (the MSRP here).
> > MSRP's are also known by many OEMS as "MicroSoft Ripoff Pricing"
> > and very rarely reflect sale prices (unless it's a chain store
> > such as PC World).
> MSRP aren't accurate because it's illegal for companies to force
> retailers to sell at a certain price. At least it is around
Not in the U.S. I once worked in the bicycle industry and minimum retail
prices were enforced and upheld in lower courts. The minimum retail was
usually less than 5% lower than MSRP and every shop sold at the minimum. If
a bicycle shop sold our product below our minimum retail price we quit
selling to them. I'm pretty sure the designer jewelry industry works the
same way along with other retail sectors.
It seems to me to be price fixing but we and other manufacturers had been
taken to court and allowed to continue the practice.
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