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Re: [Something] selling at MSRP (was *sigh* on the Rabbits list)

  • From"James Hazelton" <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 6 Jul 2007 12:59:30 -0500
Since this only just got sent to the Something list, I only got that last post. What is this debate about? Toys R Us did what now?

On 7/6/07, Kristin < kristin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I moved this from the rabbit list to the something list...

--On July 6, 2007  David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is a classic bait and switch tactic that should have been illegal
> (as false advertising) since snake oil and automobile undercoating was
> "invented." If *I* were a product producer, this would at least prompt me
> to contact their purchasing director and ask what reparations they have
> planned--guaranteeing the price when restocked is a good start. Depending
> upon my core target demographic, company philosophy, and availability of
> other distribution channels, this shoddy behavior might prompt me to pull
> my products from their store completely and irrevocably.

I am a product producer who would love to irrevocably pull my products
from their store! Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that. But who knows,
the way this ruling went down last week:  < http://tinyurl.com/2p7tay>
I might be able to do just that - after a few of the big companies go
fight this out in the courts.

I have NO idea if Ryan <http://tinyurl.com/3cmhkx > is right about anything
he is saying - but it  will be very interesting to see where this goes.

> But I AM a consumer; and Toys R Us just made The S**t List--I vote with
> my dollars, and they just lost all future sales from me or from anyone
> who will hear me describe this situation and agrees with me. There's a
> LOT of great, responsible, even eco-friendly companies that sell toys and
> games and clothes and vehicles and....

How can you expect good service from someone selling a product at a 75%
discount from the manufacturers suggested retail price?

- Kristin (she who needs to get back down to the booth!)
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