Drunken: it is a racket!!!! How do you think that the "unauthorized" etailer get the gear in the first place? They get it directly from the manufacturers!!! How do I know, I called several and asked them where they get their units.
What makes you think that the salesmen at speciality stores are any smarter than the salesmen at CC or BB? Really don't think that is a fundamental issue!
John: I agree, but who really has the time and money to file law suits? Of course, I would like to see some (many?) do it and change this crap!!
M80s, VP-150, QS8s,
SVS PC 20-39+, OPPO,
Onkyo 703s, Harmony 880
Sony 60" SXRD HDTV