the map pricing is a joke there is always somebody that goes around it . the field will be leveled some when an out of state retailer cant send product over state lines without collecting sales taxes.
I can agree it's a joke, but it's a "joke" that dealers have to contend with. The interstate sales tax is being worked on in various ways and will upset some when it comes about. The only way the mfgs are going to enforce the MAP pricing is to allow only dealers to carry their product, or they could set prices high enough that non dealers couldn't discount or wouldn't be worth it in $$'s to sell the item,then could give the dealers an incentive on the back side after the sell. As long as "business" can order from a jobber, there will be non dealers cutting prices. As a dealer, we can't afford to be "cut off" from shipments of a product.