Reply to post: Re: I was on HP's side until....

HP scores $176m win in CD-ROM drive price-fix case – after one biz emailed rival with 'Price Fixing' as the subject


Re: I was on HP's side until....

If we're talking about "fair"rather than "legal"...

- Is it "fair" for a global giant to force potential suppliers into a public cut-throat bidding war?

- Is it "fair" for suppliers to come to a gentlemens agreement not to participate in said war?

- Is it "fair" to use the courts when your purchasing department fails to negotiate good prices?

I may be naive when it comes to business purchasing. I've played suppliers off against each other myself, but a purchase decision is not solely about price.

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