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Offline JimTom

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1020 on: July 25, 2018, 03:46 AM »
Carba-Tec New Zealand used to have specials all the time, not anymore. Their prices seem to have gone up too, the only store in the country

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1021 on: July 25, 2018, 06:28 AM »
I received the same e mail from the toothless dog they call the ACCC. Clearly Tooltechnic Systems have told a good story and managed to get RPM for another 3 years.

I noticed the bias in the ACCC documentation, there was not very much put forward in regards to our submissions as to why they shouldn't have retail price maintenance. In particular the shortcomings we raised were not addressed.

Might have a look at the next steps. Last time I tried the Commonwealth Ombudsman but that went nowhere.
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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1022 on: July 25, 2018, 08:35 AM »
I received the same e mail from the toothless dog they call the ACCC. Clearly Tooltechnic Systems have told a good story and managed to get RPM for another 3 years.

I noticed the bias in the ACCC documentation, there was not very much put forward in regards to our submissions as to why they shouldn't have retail price maintenance. In particular the shortcomings we raised were not addressed.

Might have a look at the next steps. Last time I tried the Commonwealth Ombudsman but that went nowhere.

I think the telling factor this time was the significant increase in numbers of dealers supporting continuance of the original Determination.
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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1023 on: July 26, 2018, 03:15 AM »
@Untidy Shop

Wonder how much influence was made in their decision. I know my local Festool dealer doesn't move a lot as I never see anyone in the section. Therefore I wonder how RPM is assisting these dealers to hit their sales targets.

One dealer in the submissions was dead against it, which was interesting.
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Graham

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