Why are Apple allowed to price fix?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by tekno, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    Judging by the fact Apple products are always the same price, regardless of retailer or time in product cycle, I'm guessing Apple fix their prices. So how come they're allowed to do so when I'm sure I've read numerous news stories of companies being done for price fixing?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    It is not price fixing. Please read the legal definition of price fixing.

    They set a minimum advertised price with their resellers, and there isn't much margin for the resellers, so ... they usually choose to sell at the same price.
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    exactly. there are rarely discounts because Apple gets the margins not the resellers, and they agree to sell it at a certain price.

    but, in any event, this is not what price-fixing is. this might help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_fixing
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    For the same reason that every other retailer ever is allowed to set a minimum price. :rolleyes:

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