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8 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Nobody does. That’s called price fixing and is illegal. Advertised prices can be set. You are free to negotiate anything less than that in direct communications. Which is why calling dealers for best price always gets the better deal than using the buy button on a shopping site.

I'm having a blonde moment..... earlier it was mentioned that Garrett dealers would risk their dealer agreement if they sell below a certain amount so do you mean they can sell lower than the suggested retail down to the minimum but going below that puts them at risk or do you mean they can sell below even that price with no risk?

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5 minutes ago, Jennifer said:

I'm having a blonde moment..... earlier it was mentioned that Garrett dealers would risk their dealer agreement if they sell below a certain amount so do you mean they can sell lower than the suggested retail down to the minimum but going below that puts them at risk or do you mean they can sell below even that price with no risk?

Once you know the invoice price your golden.........  This applies to most products not just cars.   

 

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1 hour ago, Jennifer said:

I'm having a blonde moment..... earlier it was mentioned that Garrett dealers would risk their dealer agreement if they sell below a certain amount so do you mean they can sell lower than the suggested retail down to the minimum but going below that puts them at risk or do you mean they can sell below even that price with no risk?

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Price fixing is and has been illegal for a long time. What you pay a person when you are in direct negotiations is up to you and them. Companies can dictate Advertised prices, via Minimum Advertised Price. Violating that by publicly advertising for less can get the dealer canned. It has nothing to do with the price you pay, if you engage in direct unseen negotiations.

As I said, simply pressing the buy button on the internet gets you MAP. Calling and negotiating often gets a lower price. There, big secret revealed. Amazing to me how few people in this price obsessed “get a deal” country know this.

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10 hours ago, geof_junk said:

That seem to add up to  what a dealer told me.  

They have no minimum sale price (in the shop) on any of their Garrett detectors.

That includes all Brands, to the best of my knowledge.  You can limit the Minimum Advertised Price to keep the playing field level.  Telling someone what they can ultimately sell an item for is "Price Fixing" and is illegal here in the US.

Walt

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53 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

There, big secret revealed. Amazing to me how few people in this price obsessed “get a deal” country know this.

Exactly. 

 

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6 hours ago, Chase Goldman said:

It’s why establishing a long term relationship with trusted dealer(s) is important if you intend to hop on the detector merry go round and indulge your sickness, I mean, hobby/business impulses.

It's also possible that you call up 10 dealers and take the lowest price.  Volume is the name of the game for some dealers.  You may not get the best service but if the manufacturer backs it then what the heck.  You have to buy and register the real deal.

If you are like me then you buy from someone who will provide training and a few pointy fingers.  That will make up the difference.

What would you rather have ... the lowest price for a detector or a fair priced detector which includes training and maybe some gold but certainly nuggets of information.

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Training? Training? we don't need no stinking training...

well maybe a re fresher sometimes 😉 

strick 

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Well, based upon the informal 'survey' ... lowest price wins!

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