Reply To: AOA no longer carrying FX???

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My guess, the conflict of interest mentioned by FX relates to a distributorship vs.dealership. Generally, a manufacturer restricts its distributors from retail sales. If allowed, strict price control may be imposed to prohibit direct competition with the rest of the dealer network. With the frequent new products released by FX, the distributor's potential control of the flow of inventory could also be an issue for the other dealers. With FX USA now in NC, the US resource for warranty repairs is provided, and maybe distribution too, if its not manufacturer direct. Could be, FX wasn't willing to risk the potential problems of a distributor/retailer, and AOA was not willing to be "just" another dealer. The dealer profit margin, based on MSRP, may be thinner than other brands too, who knows? And with both being closely held companies, personalities sometimes get in the mix.