Any chance, they fix prices in Australia too
REMstar Auto A-Flex with SD card, with humidifier DS560HS .... $828
I like that better local rip-off prices
Clicked on your link.
The PDF is dated March 3, 2015, so I guess it was updated but still uses the same link.
I noticed that the "Comfort Gel Blue" mask etc. were not listed.
I wonder if they have been discontinued or aren't under a MAP agreement?
This is very standard and any company that has the resources to offer these types of products to market has the same type of agreement, actually any large company selling any products does the same.
08-15-2015, 03:33 AM
(This post was last modified: 08-15-2015, 03:34 AM by DocWils.)
Uh, call me dumb, but where is the controversy in this? Manufacturers always suggest a minimum price for advertising purposes, in every field - this isn't price fixing, JJJ - as Philips says in the first page - retailers are free to sell the devices below that price - this only refers to what they put in their advertising and nothing else. The idea is to level the playing field amongst the retailers. This is common practice in the US and most of the West. And just to let you know, the distributors in Switzerland charge well over double those prices, because they can. Nothing to do with Philips HQ. The excuse is shipping and import tariffs, plus the usual waffle about the high wages and office rental, etc in Switzerland, all of which has been shown to be rubbish by our ombudsman, but every attempt in the Swiss Parliament to force change on this common pricing ploy has shattered (it is across the board, not just for CPAP, but everything, even Swiss produced products - I can buy Swiss made vitamins for half the price in Germany than I do in the country of origin). While the document is interesting as good general price guide of what you should expect each thing to cost, it is hardly scandalous, in fact, rather helpful. Thanks for posting it.