Originally Posted by Horizon
I'm interested to understand why people think fields will mark these up with higher margins. My experience has shown me that most field owners will usually drop prices in hopes of attracting customers from their competitors, who then also drop prices until we get to the lowest possible price. That's the way the Free Enterprise system works, doesn't it?
Hydrotech may have MAPs in place, but MAPs don't mean anything once a customer is at the place of business (field). The field can then sell at any price they want, as long as the price is not visible from public property (i.e. sidewalk or road).
What fields end up selling this for is all speculation for now, in my opinion.
That's the way it should work but not the way it seems to most of the time. Around here you usually get forced to.purchase their paint and than get forced to pay at least 20% more and if its event paint probably more than double the msrp.