This is a common case... Believe me. Speaking from the power sports industry perspective, we see it all the time. Arai for instance, who is a premium helmet manufacturer, does not permit open advertising below MSRP. Sure you can break that rule, but then they will cease supplying you with their product. Period. They can do it despite the very high price tag because they are known for an excellent product and people will buy it regardless of the price. Why exactly, probably to ensure equality between dealers and no get involved with quibbling... But its their product, and they set the rules. Sounds like a similar issue here, not saying it is for sure, but it sure sounds like it. The part where it gets unethical, is when you try to change policies, rules and requirements AFTER the contract is established. If GP made it clear to marstar ahead of time, then I'm sure John wouldn't be in this situation as he would have either signed the agreement or said no thanks and walked away.
Do I care about the details and nickles and dimes? No... But it certainly bothers me IF things went down the way John says they did. If GP doesn't honour a deal with a supplier spending far more money than I will on a single purchase, what chance do I have of being supported if/when I have an issue with my firearm? One day they may say send it over and we'll fix it up, then turn around and say sorry, its not our fault the firing pin broke, etc, etc.. I am speaking of manufacturer support in this case, not dealer.
That sir, is what bothers me.
Grand Power suddenly has this ironic sounding attitude in their name.
Maybe it is fitting.
MARSTAR PLANNED RETAIL PRICING ON GRAND POWER....
K-100 Mk7 basic, 4 grips, two mags $499.oo X-CALIBUR 4 grips, 2 mags $795.oo K-100 Mk7/1 Basic SA/DA 2 mags $425.oo
K-22 2 mags $375.oo K-22 Mk-7(1) X-Trim 2 mags $395.oo
thanks John !!!
So how many were in the shipment? When did you sign the contract? When did you arrange for shipment? Did you pay for the first shipment and shipping up front or % as a deposit? These prices could have been 4 years old for all we know.
If you're going to give details, give us all the details please. How much was the manufacturer requiring you to sell per unit for?
There are 3 types of people in this world; Those that make things happen, Those that allow things to happen and those that wonder "what happened!?"