On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Jim Oberholtzer
<midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
While I don't necessarily disagree with the vendors posting list pricing,
but if they do, they should list it under "Fiction", since every one of
them I know that has not adopted the subscription model will negotiate and
set pricing differently based on the situation. I question the practice
based on Robinson-Patman act provisions but no one has chosen to challenge
the vendors.

This is perhaps worth its own separate rant. I think this is the kind
of thing Larry was talking about when he mentioned smoke and mirrors.
It's also something which I am guessing is more egregious the higher
up you go in price and customer size. (And that's when the process
seems to morph into the customer asking for bids from prospective
vendors.)

John Y.

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