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Old 02-05-2009, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by defro13 View Post
is what some of the site sponsors here not considered online retailing....i have seen a few guys soliciting and selling products on here when im pretty sure that the manufacturers prohibit this type of selling....if i am mistaken please correct me
That's an incredibly interesting point, and I've though of it often, especially when a vendor gets all up in arms about spending money in the U.S. due to "authorized" retailers, warranty, etc. I cant believe that every vendor here is an "authorized" dealer for every single brand they carry.

Of course, there's lawyers, then the rest of us. If I were a manufacturer I'd understand that every unit the vendor sells came from my factory somehow, plus its more brand exposure, but lawyers have to eat too.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:26 PM
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In the canadian market pretty much everthing is sold to a canadian distributor, so the rules pretty quickly go out the window. Since the parent company has no rights in canada because they sold said rights to the local distributors and the local distributors don't care to go through the hassles of taking legal action against the "unauthorized" sales so there's alot of leeway for vendors to break the rules.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:39 PM
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if there actually were hard economic times happening I'd agree. Unless you are directly affected (ie laid off) it's business as usual for the 94% of us that still have jobs. And yes there are quite a few dealers that break their sales agreements to make extra money it happens.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:30 PM
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^^^ Cleanup on isle 23.....
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:36 PM
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the american online guys are selling for less because they pay alot less for their product. In canada just about everything goes through a middle man before getting to the shops (aka the distributor) So it's costs dealers and even online specific retailers more to buy their product, which in turn makes it very hard to compete with the US for pricing.

Alpine canada just 3 years ago were strong advocates to keep their products out of big stores and no online sales etc. etc... now they supply crutchfield canada, and are available at FS.....

Eclipse used to have the same policies as well and now that brand is d out to the max. First thing to go as well when this happens is build quality. Sell more units, but big stoes will only buy at a certain price point, so start skimping on parts and it goes on from there...but that's a bit O/T.

I been into car audio since 98 and been installing selling and managing since 02. It's a much tougher game for canadian dealers. Here's a fun fact for you. shops in the US can sell JL audio at a pretty good profit margin..for what us canadian dealers buy JL audio parts for. It's WAY cheaper to find a nearby US wholesaler.. drive there, pick up the JL stuff, pay taxes and duty at the border, than it is to buy from the distributor.
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