TV and Price Fixing

I have been trying to purchase a tv.
The one I was particularly interested in was exactly the same price across the board.
Not one supplier offered any price discount when asked.
I understand something called UPP is in place by manufacturers which basically stops stores undercutting prices, with the threat that the manufacturer will stop supplying them with further stock.
Will continue to put up with the black and white behind the cabinet in the corner.
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  • custardy
    custardy Posts: 38,365
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    Fair enough.
  • Awesome.

    Of course if you really did still have a B&W TV I'm surprised you even bothered looking.
  • Cornucopia
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    What TV was it, out of interest?
  • Browntoa
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    Opposing view.

    Mine from richer sounds was £20 cheaper than anywhere else , maximum price elsewhere was £70 more. Same model TV .

    So I'd dispute you
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  • WGG1848
    WGG1848 Posts: 53 Forumite
    The tv in question is a Sony BRAVIA KD43XG8305BU
  • Chino
    Chino Posts: 2,029
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    WGG1848 wrote: »
    Not one supplier offered any price discount when asked.
    Instead of fretting over whether you can buy this TV at a discount, why not just ask yourself whether it's worth the £679 retailers are apparently allowed to sell it at?
  • custardy
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    WGG1848 wrote: »
    The tv in question is a Sony BRAVIA KD43XG8305BU

    So you are complaining nobody has reduced it more from RRP?

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    Also you fail to key in retailer features such as a 6 year warranty

    https://www.richersounds.com/sony-bravia-kd43xg8305bu.html
  • WGG1848
    WGG1848 Posts: 53 Forumite
    I agree that a Richer Sounds are the only one offering 6 year warranty, however it does that to spoil the price quarantee from other sellers who offer 5 years.
    I only raised this subject due purely on price observations.
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281
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    I see that model at more ££s than the OP listed.


    Often you will see product cut to a minimum current price across the board .
  • sal_III
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    If it was price fixing it would have involved all SONY TVs - it doesn't. BTW I can see it £1 cheaper at one e-tailer :)

    On a side note - I'm a SONY fan myself (currently have 3 SONY TVs at home and another 2 gave up the ghost in the last couple of years), but why on earth would you splash £679 on a 43" non-OLED/QLED/Nanocell TV? Also always buy from RS for the 6 years warranty, especially SONY. Learned that the hard way after 2 SONY TVs died on me at about 2.5-3 years each.
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