Canon and others are starting to enforce MAP
Which will affect some suppliers ( , etc.)
BUT!!!Canon will begin cracking down on minimum advertised pricing (MAP) starting tomorrow, Nov 1. The retail prices for several DSLR cameras as well as some lenses will be changing significantly
s48 of the CCA ... http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.../itemId/816378
The reference above makes it pretty clear that Canon cannot in Australia. Ditto Nikon etc.Suppliers may try to impose a resale price to maintain brand positioning or to give resellers attractive profit margins.
Any arrangement between a supplier and a reseller that means the reseller will not advertise, display or sell the goods the supplier supplies below a specified price is illegal.
It is also illegal for a supplier to cut off, or threaten to cut off, supply to a reseller (wholesale or retail) because they have been discounting goods or advertising discounts below prices set by the supplier.
It will interesting to see the impact on Grey prices.