Seems to me with Stern's price fixing or fixed price like they call it, is somewhat taking the ability away from the distributors to really compete, and is absolutely a bad thing for the casual NIB buyer.
If you were a loyal customer, you could get a free shaker, allow for local pickup (save on shipping), or a few bucks discounted, on future purchases, now all thats gone?
Seems to me everyone is sticking it to the little guys again.
If I no longer am able to get a small fringe benefit here or there, besides the obvious customer service expectations, what else brings me back to the same guy over and aver again? Really Nothing....
Why would I buy from someone 3 states over when I can buy from a guy in the same state or the next one over at the same cost?