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Old 03-10-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Help fight Cequent's Pricing Policies!!!!

As many of you know I am one of the owner's of RVWholesalers and I wanted to bring something to your attention. Cequent who is the parent company of many rv products including Reese hitches and Prodigy brake controls is trying to protect dealers/service centers over charging for their products. Cequent announced a short while ago that they are now going to enforce MAP pricing. What this means to you the retail customer is the price you see on every website will be set at a minimum. No dealer can show their "low price" now. The only reason to do this is to ensure that the dealers who want to over charge the consumer have an easier time to do it. This is the same company that is in the process of moving manufacturing from Indiana to Mexico. I need your help in fighting this, we have refused at RVWholesalers to comply with this MAP and have now been placed on a "do not sell list". Distributors are no longer allowed to sell us cequent products until we comply. Well, we are not going to. I am tired of this industry allowing dealers to overcharge and take advantage of customers. It has to stop somewhere and this is where I am drawing a line in the sand. Will you stand with us? Will you contact cequent and register a complaint and let them know that as long as they have MAP pricing you will not purchase thier products? Also, please mention to them that they need to keep their manufacturing in the US. Thank you for your help, this process has to stop somewhere. I am going to begin by filing a BBB complaint against them for unfair practices. Have a great day and thank you for your help!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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Just sent this;
"To Whom It May Concern,
Due to your MAP pricing policy and the pending manufacturing move to a facility outside of the USA, I will no longer consider purchasing any product that you offer.
Good day,
Thomas"
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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Twisty, thank you very much, I really believe it is time to stop allowing major corporations to have so much control over our lives. Thank you for your help!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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You're welcome. It may not seem like much but at least I try to do something.
I try to buy US and support "good" policies. It is not easy.
I have some very very strong opinions about what is happening in this country. If I let you all know...
I'd get in trouble pretty quick!! LOL!!!!
Sadly, it is no laughing matter...
I wish you well my friend
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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I think you and I would agree on many things, thank you again, and all efforts make a difference in this world, we just need more people to do something!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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I thought price fixing was illegal. But then again I thought crime was illegal too but it seems white collar crime is not. Any bankers or mortgage brokers or financial industry professionals ever served a day for the financial mess the country is in?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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dezolen, they (cequent) claim it is not price fixing because I can sell at any price I want, but I have to advertise their "set" price. The problem this causes is when a customer goes shopping they see the same price everywhere or higher prices. So they have no way of seeing who is cheaper and then end up buying and paying much more then they have to. So it protects dealers who want to overcharge. They are trying to protect the wrong people, the people who over charge customers.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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Sent a email as well !

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:04 PM   #9
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Thank you Turbs! Let's post this all over the internet and let's all contact them and we can defeat these unfair policies! Thanks again!
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #10
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Mr Durnell...

The way that low price retailers (like Amazon) are able to continue to price lower AND make the prices available for viewing is by making patrons add the product to their shopping cart and then the prices can be visable to the consumer. This is the way around MAP pricing.

You might have your web devs look into that for your site.

I hope that helps you ....

PS..If this works for ya I'll expect a check in the mail!! Just kiddin
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