Joe, I am in the process of adding MAP (along with its definition) to the "Abbreviations/Acronyms” thread Abbreviations / Acronyms that many on the GTA Forum read. Thank you for your contribution to that thread and the Forum.
I have seen this before. Anytime you look at an internet or printed ad where the items are marked "call for price", it's because the dealer could lose a product line if they don't "toe the line" on the advertised pricing. It's like the manufacturers are trying to implement their own version of price fixing. Joe - thanks for your support of the GTA forum. I hope our wives never find out how much money we are "saving".
Sometimes I wish our meddlesome government would make MAP pricing against the law. I believe a business should have the right to sell and advertise at any price they choose. I have found that some vendors figure a way around this especially in package deals. When I purchased my first apple computer everyone was the exact same price. I did find one vendor who only charged me $50 for the $350 printer I purchased with it so for now that's one way to get around the MAP pricing. I recommend calling at the end of the month when the next rent bill is coming up for a vendor, talk to the owner or manager as see if you can work up a combo deal. Remember vendors need to make a living but if a fair deal for both sides can be made do it.