Originally Posted by MikeD2
Hmm, just saying I don't think it's how Discover intended this thing to work, so it's a bit of a grey area in my mind. Can't say I blame people for using it since they are honoring it. I could see them catching on & shutting it down without warning tho !
Definately frowning on the UPP policy. It's like the Sony "fair trade" price fixing crap from the '70's. It failed then & the only reason Sammy can get away with it now is they are the only choice for a plasma set. Can't imaging it being successful with LED sets since there is so much competition & sets just as good as theirs to chose from that are free market priced.
As much as I want the set, the whole business makes me not want to give them my $$ & look elsewhere.
I don't see how people are taking advantage or scamming the credit card company. If they offer a price protection policy, and are willing to honor the few claims people actually submit, then you aren't doing anything shady. Think of it like a mail in rebate, only perhaps 10% of the population is willing to go through the hassle. And they all have caps, Discover allows a max of $500 per item, and both Citi and MasterCard allow a max of $250. So it's not limitless.
In regards to the price policy, it's not just Samsung. Samsung, Sony, Apple and a host of other manufacturers are engaging the same tactics which amount to price fixing. But not technically as merchants can still technically price them however they want, however all Authorized Retailers won't violate this policy as to not upset Samsung, Sony, Apple and other manufacturers.
I hate the policy too, just pointing out it isn't only Samsung, and if you want to boycott anyone who does this than I take it you won't buy anything from Apple, Sony or others either. If you really feel the need to place blame with someone, place it where it rightfully belongs: with our elected officials who allow this type of thing to occur in the first place.