H.R. 3190 Passes House Judiciary Committee

by The Editors on January 14, 2010

A bill that would “effectively ban manufacturers from dictating minimum prices to dealers” has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee according to a story on Sports One Source.

The Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009, or H.R. 3190, was passed out of the full committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Henry Johnson, D-GA, currently has only two co-sponsors, including Rep. John Conyers Jr, D-MI. The Senate has yet to vote on a companion bill (S 148) sponsored by Sen. Herb Kohl, former head of the Kohl’s Department Store chain.

Will be interesting to see how this effects snowboard pricing next year.

[Link: Sports One Source]

burritosandsnow January 14, 2010 at 9:40 am

all i picture is big box stores being able to sell new boards for 350 and prevail on a slim profit due to volume of sales and small local shops getting the shaft cause they cant compete

Angrysnowboarder January 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

well it was nice knowing you local shops guess we’ll all be getting our gear online or with our jock straps and golf clubs

dan January 17, 2010 at 7:46 am

Support your local shop

David Z March 11, 2010 at 8:23 am

If retailers want to keep a tighter price range on their product, all they have to do is raise their wholesale prices to the online/discount stores. But even with the discounts, the internet only accounts for ~20% of snowboards & softgoods sales according to TWB this week.

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