A fairly large corporation I have been observing for quite some time now has broken their side of the contract. This corporation manufacturers small transportation vehicles, and offers people to become a reseller for these products.
Before you can become a reseller, you must obviously have a dealer license and agree to a contract created by the manufacturer. However there is a problem with the contract dealers are signing as shown below.
"This policy stipulates that the Dealer will not advertise or publish any price for a product which represents more than a 15% discount from the current published list price on all products. This policy applies to advertised or published prices in any form of print media, catalogs, radio, TV or the Internet. Violations of this policy, including, but not limited to, lowering published or advertised prices by means of coupons, give-away incentives, special discounts on products or shipping, or internet auction opening bids, may result in cancellation of authorized dealership status."
Many top rated online resellers for these small transportation vehicles infringe this contract by indeed adding coupon codes and give a way items.
I went ahead and contacted the manufacturer of these small transportation vehicles and informed them that resellers are infringing their contract with coupon codes and give a ways. However they replied with "We offer some flexibility around this policy, e.g. free shipping and small use of coupons, as long as they stay within the spirit of MAP."
My question to you is...
Is there anything I can do about them allowing businesses to have coupons and give a ways when their contract states they can not? How can large corporations get away with infringement of their own license agreements?
State of California