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Old 01-30-19, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
Technical books. There was a math book I sold and then decided I wanted a copy. It was well over $100. I asked one of the Indian grad students to buy it for me in India when they visited their parents and it was a couple of dollars. There have been lawsuits over people importing those foreign copies.

There is no anti-trust issue involved in Shimano. For one thing, someone is violating a contract they had with Shimano, namely the U.K. shops. And Shimano is merely enforcing that. But there also is no problem with it absent that, price fixing has been declared legal by the supreme court as long as there are multiple brands available.
New York and California have their own antitrust laws, and minimum price agreements are extremely problematic in those. Also, EU antitrust tends to be tougher.

With a 70-80% market share, this is something they need to be careful about.
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