Originally Posted by FilmoFreddy
"Epson, according to one of their sales reps, isnt allowing authorised dealers to advertise the 5010 for a lower price than the $2699.00 you have seen. He also went one step further and stated that they will not all any of their dealers to sell the 5010 or 6010 for less than MSRP. I find that second statement hard to believe, but that is what I was told."
That is called Price Fixing& last time I looked..Highly ILLEGAL!
It is actually called Resale Price Maintenance or a vertical price restraint. It is not illegal. Such agreements between vendors and manufacturers are to be evaluated by antitrust regulators and courts under a "rule of reason" test, which is not difficult to satisfy.
Price fixing is an agreement between competitors to set a price floor or ceiling, or to control supply in order to set a price floor or ceiling.
Regardless of what Epson says on price, its products are so widely distributed, I sure you will find some discounts.