Thule-resale price maintenance and dealer discipline?
I was about to spend a good sum on a Thule roof rack system from a company called Rack Attack last night (tracks, towers, bars, hulllivator, locks, etc). They seemed to have all the pieces I needed and the prices were pretty good. Also, I preferred to buy it all in one shop to keep shipping and warranty stuff simple.
On a two of items, I found a significantly cheaper price items from another online retailer. So (stupidly) I emailed and told them I wanted to place an order, and asked if they would match the lower prices on two of the items.
They wrote back this morning saying they would gladly match the other prices but that I was mistaken about what those prices were. Sure enough, the second store had raised their prices back up to par with everyone else.
I suspect if you don't keep your prices up to the suggested level, you can't be an authorized dealer.
I should have known better. Fortunately, most of this stuff is much cheaper on Craigslist. It just takes more time.
1995 SMB E250