In Reply to: Re: Value Pricing - This may be war!!! posted by Adam M on September 27, 1999 at 08:33:25:
: Price fixing is illegal, plain and simple. The US's market is based on free enterprise and competition. This is why I can buy a 2 liter bottle of coke/pepsi for $.89 rather then $1.99.
: The next time you buy groceries, multiply your bill by 150%. The next time you buy electronic equipment, multiply the price by 130%. Are you willing to pay this extra money for the knowledge that no one else got a better price? I'm not!
Price fixing is not illegal! Now if all the major car manufacturers met and agreed to charge agreed-upon charges, then that is illegal. But that's not called price fixing, it's called collusion. BMW alone fixing its prices is not illegal in any way shape or form. Saturn does it. Bose does it with their consumer products whether it's sold by Best Buy, Circuit City or whomever.
In fact fixed price selling does mean that no one else will pay a better price than you did for the same item. So your last complaint is totally illogical.
If you don't like the damned price then don't buy the damned car. And if enough people don't like the damned price, then the damned price will go down. That's what free enterprise is about.