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Posted: 6/30/2015 8:19:55 PM EDT
My brother listed several 5.11 shirts (5 or so) on eBay. They were new in packages still sealed. He got a letter saying he is violating MAP pricing from 5.11 and they would take legal action if he didn't correct it?????? For a handful of shirts? MAP is distributor stuff and not for someone trying to move 5 shirts he doesn't want . Seemed like bullies sending that to a guy serving in the USAF currently and selling 5 shirts for cheap. They weren't issued but personal owned.

I never had a problem with 5.11 but it seemed a little bit like they are intimidating the market using a form letter to scare people.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:22:20 PM EDT
They probably figured he is one of their dealers since he is selling multiple same items?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:26:15 PM EDT
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That's my take on it as well, I don't believe they know he's a private seller who is selling his personal property which they have no control over.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:28:48 PM EDT
If he bought them through promotive they might jack his account there too.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:31:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By America-first:


That's my take on it as well, I don't believe they know he's a private seller who is selling his personal property which they have no control over.
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Originally Posted By America-first:
Originally Posted By Mossberg:
They probably figured he is one of their dealers since he is selling multiple same items?


That's my take on it as well, I don't believe they know he's a private seller who is selling his personal property which they have no control over.

That's the thing. They are all different shirts. Just 5.....all it takes is for them to check and see he has 5 of them.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:31:38 PM EDT
Add another company that can go fuck themselves
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:32:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ToyCop:
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They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:35:20 PM EDT
Post up the eBay link, so we can buy some cheap shirts!
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:35:28 PM EDT
Tell him to reply with, " buy them from me or go fuck yourself".  

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:39:56 PM EDT
I got an email from THX, supposedly, when I listed a THX demo disc for sale on fleabay years ago.

It said the disc was not to be sold and was only given out to dealers etc etc., they insisted I take the auction down.  I didn't and it sold without issue.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:40:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kncook:

They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.
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Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By ToyCop:
If he bought them through promotive they might jack his account there too.

They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.

Promotive is where certain groups (mil, leo, gov, etc) can buy stuff sometimes at wholesale prices. You can't buy for other people or sale. You're also limited to how many purchases you can make from a vendor in the year.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:41:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By d1jinx:
Tell him to reply with, " buy them from me or go fuck yourself".  

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This.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:43:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JaxShooter:

Promotive is where certain groups (mil, leo, gov, etc) can buy stuff sometimes at wholesale prices. You can't buy for other people or sale. You're also limited to how many purchases you can make from a vendor in the year.
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Originally Posted By JaxShooter:
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By ToyCop:
If he bought them through promotive they might jack his account there too.

They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.

Promotive is where certain groups (mil, leo, gov, etc) can buy stuff sometimes at wholesale prices. You can't buy for other people or sale. You're also limited to how many purchases you can make from a vendor in the year.

They weren't from anything like that and 5.11 wouldn't know if they had been. They were given to him by me and he ended up not using or wanting them.

That's why he told me today...asking why they would do that. I haven't a clue.
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This.
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Originally Posted By d1jinx:
Tell him to reply with, " buy them from me or go fuck yourself".  



This.


That was my first thought on the matter.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:52:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tommyrich:


That was my first thought on the matter.
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Originally Posted By CLICKBANGBANG:
Originally Posted By d1jinx:
Tell him to reply with, " buy them from me or go fuck yourself".  



This.


That was my first thought on the matter.


I'm sure they could Vero rape his account just because though...

I wonder if changing them from "new" to "new-Other" would help?
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Originally Posted By kncook:

They weren't from anything like that and 5.11 wouldn't know if they had been. They were given to him by me and he ended up not using or wanting them.

That's why he told me today...asking why they would do that. I haven't a clue.
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Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By JaxShooter:
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By ToyCop:
If he bought them through promotive they might jack his account there too.

They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.

Promotive is where certain groups (mil, leo, gov, etc) can buy stuff sometimes at wholesale prices. You can't buy for other people or sale. You're also limited to how many purchases you can make from a vendor in the year.

They weren't from anything like that and 5.11 wouldn't know if they had been. They were given to him by me and he ended up not using or wanting them.

That's why he told me today...asking why they would do that. I haven't a clue.


Where'd you buy them, are they in some kind of identifying packaging or a special promotion item?  I'd venture to say fuck'em too, they have too much time if they're hassling a guy selling five shirts.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:54:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By splunkinoob:


Where'd you buy them, are they in some kind of identifying packaging or a special promotion item?  I'd venture to say fuck'em too, they have too much time if they're hassling a guy selling five shirts.
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Originally Posted By splunkinoob:
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By JaxShooter:
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By ToyCop:
If he bought them through promotive they might jack his account there too.

They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.

Promotive is where certain groups (mil, leo, gov, etc) can buy stuff sometimes at wholesale prices. You can't buy for other people or sale. You're also limited to how many purchases you can make from a vendor in the year.

They weren't from anything like that and 5.11 wouldn't know if they had been. They were given to him by me and he ended up not using or wanting them.

That's why he told me today...asking why they would do that. I haven't a clue.


Where'd you buy them, are they in some kind of identifying packaging or a special promotion item?  I'd venture to say fuck'em too, they have too much time if they're hassling a guy selling five shirts.

Just in clear plastic bags....standard retail packaging from a brick and mortar store with normal tags. Nothing infringing. I asked if he used their pics or copy pasted anything and he said no.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:56:42 PM EDT
Tell them to fuck off and if you recieve one more threatening letter you'll speak to your lawyer.





Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:59:27 PM EDT
What size are they...how much does he want for them?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:04:36 PM EDT
Re title the add to include new bought retail unwanted gifts selling. Or call 5.11 and demand they give him retail. Because of it.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:05:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:08:39 PM EDT
I'd just ignore it. If they sued him, at least he wouldn't be out any lawyer fees
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:12:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kncook:
My brother listed several 5.11 shirts (5 or so) on eBay. They were new in packages still sealed. He got a letter saying he is violating MAP pricing from 5.11 and they would take legal action if he didn't correct it?????? For a handful of shirts? MAP is distributor stuff and not for someone trying to move 5 shirts he doesn't want . Seemed like bullies sending that to a guy serving in the USAF currently and selling 5 shirts for cheap. They weren't issued but personal owned.

I never had a problem with 5.11 but it seemed a little bit like they are intimidating the market using a form letter to scare people.
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Originally Posted By kncook:
They weren't from anything like that and 5.11 wouldn't know if they had been. They were given to him by me and he ended up not using or wanting them.

That's why he told me today...asking why they would do that. I haven't a clue.
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So you purchased them yourself as a normal customer (not MAP or any special discounts etc)?

If so, only thing I can suggest is having him contact ebay to discuss it.  But in the end it's always going to be their-store-their-rules.  If they won't budge, might want to try another site.  Maybe even the EE perhaps?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:16:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By splunkinoob:


Where'd you buy them, are they in some kind of identifying packaging or a special promotion item?  I'd venture to say fuck'em too, they have too much time if they're hassling a guy selling five shirts.
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Originally Posted By splunkinoob:
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By JaxShooter:
Originally Posted By kncook:
They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.

Promotive is where certain groups (mil, leo, gov, etc) can buy stuff sometimes at wholesale prices. You can't buy for other people or sale. You're also limited to how many purchases you can make from a vendor in the year.

They weren't from anything like that and 5.11 wouldn't know if they had been. They were given to him by me and he ended up not using or wanting them.

That's why he told me today...asking why they would do that. I haven't a clue.


Where'd you buy them, are they in some kind of identifying packaging or a special promotion item?  I'd venture to say fuck'em too, they have too much time if they're hassling a guy selling five shirts.



They probably have some kind of search set up for people that list 5+ and pay someone to copy and paste the letter to everyone on ebay selling 5+ of anything with the search term "5.11".
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:16:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kncook:
My brother listed several 5.11 shirts (5 or so) on eBay. They were new in packages still sealed. He got a letter saying he is violating MAP pricing from 5.11 and they would take legal action if he didn't correct it?????? For a handful of shirts? MAP is distributor stuff and not for someone trying to move 5 shirts he doesn't want . Seemed like bullies sending that to a guy serving in the USAF currently and selling 5 shirts for cheap. They weren't issued but personal owned.

I never had a problem with 5.11 but it seemed a little bit like they are intimidating the market using a form letter to scare people.
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lol  fuck 511  your brother can't sell stuff he legally owns?  fuck those dill pickles
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:16:50 PM EDT
Repost them as if he was selling the bags they happen to be in. Be sure to include a hypothetical story about 5.11
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:19:48 PM EDT
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They probably have some kind of search set up for people that list 5+ and pay someone to copy and paste the letter to everyone on ebay selling 5+ of anything with the search term "5.11".
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Originally Posted By jestice75:
Originally Posted By splunkinoob:
Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By JaxShooter:
Originally Posted By kncook:
They were gifts....and I'm not sure what you mean.

Promotive is where certain groups (mil, leo, gov, etc) can buy stuff sometimes at wholesale prices. You can't buy for other people or sale. You're also limited to how many purchases you can make from a vendor in the year.

They weren't from anything like that and 5.11 wouldn't know if they had been. They were given to him by me and he ended up not using or wanting them.

That's why he told me today...asking why they would do that. I haven't a clue.


Where'd you buy them, are they in some kind of identifying packaging or a special promotion item?  I'd venture to say fuck'em too, they have too much time if they're hassling a guy selling five shirts.



They probably have some kind of search set up for people that list 5+ and pay someone to copy and paste the letter to everyone on ebay selling 5+ of anything with the search term "5.11".


It's a form letter so I suppose so.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:23:43 PM EDT
I'd update my description to tout "less than manufacture's minimum advertised price!"

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:23:45 PM EDT
We should group buy them for more than retail just because.

I say tell them to get bent.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:25:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:25:47 PM EDT
How about...Fuck 5.11
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:29:08 PM EDT
1)  The only consequence I think a company is capable of is refusing to sell further products to them.

2)  Inserting links into people's posts is the most retarded form of advertising on the planet next to autoplaying videos.  Goddamn...
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:32:12 PM EDT
Only neckbeards and people who overuse the word "kit" and call projectiles "pills" buy 5.11
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:33:57 PM EDT
MAP is an agreement between a retailer and a manufacturer. He is neither.

What action can they take? Disavow his retailer status?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:36:36 PM EDT
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I suspect a dealer reported him.

I would reply that I am not a dealer and I am not bound by a MAP agreement.  Tell them you are merely divesting of some old stock that was given you.
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Keep your logic and reasonable replies out of here. We need to be butthurt and boycott over a company attempting to control unauthorized resale of their product by their dealers. Clearly some geek behind a computer at 5.11 should have known it was a military member selling five new shirts gifted to him. Hopefully no one comes in here and explains how shady dealers selling below MAP hurts the honest dealers and negatively impacts their sales/income.


When do we boycott ARF for prohibiting the resale of our accounts???
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:36:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RandyBox:
MAP is an agreement between a retailer and a manufacturer. He is neither.

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I know they can VERO him and put a violation on his account. They said they can remove it.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:37:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrTinkels:
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And people that don't recognize quality clothing. Fuck, for the price of tactical pants you could get a pair of fire hose pants from Duluth and they'll last a lot longer.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:41:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 0hw0rd:

Keep your logic and reasonable replies out of here. We need to be butthurt and boycott over a company attempting to control unauthorized resale of their product by their dealers. Clearly some geek behind a computer at 5.11 should have known it was a military member selling five new shirts gifted to him. Hopefully no one comes in here and explains how shady dealers selling below MAP hurts the honest dealers and negatively impacts their sales/income.


When do we boycott ARF for prohibiting the resale of our accounts???
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Originally Posted By 0hw0rd:
Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
I suspect a dealer reported him.

I would reply that I am not a dealer and I am not bound by a MAP agreement.  Tell them you are merely divesting of some old stock that was given you.

Keep your logic and reasonable replies out of here. We need to be butthurt and boycott over a company attempting to control unauthorized resale of their product by their dealers. Clearly some geek behind a computer at 5.11 should have known it was a military member selling five new shirts gifted to him. Hopefully no one comes in here and explains how shady dealers selling below MAP hurts the honest dealers and negatively impacts their sales/income.


When do we boycott ARF for prohibiting the resale of our accounts???

I'll get him to send me the letter they emailed. They didn't ask anything (are you a distributor?) Just sent the litigation threat. I'm fine with them not having their dealers screwed.....but it doesn't seem logical to send it to someone selling 5 shirts.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:44:51 PM EDT
Tell them to FOAD, you're not a retailer.
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Originally Posted By kncook:

I'll get him to send me the letter they emailed. They didn't ask anything (are you a distributor?) Just sent the litigation threat. I'm fine with them not having their dealers screwed.....but it doesn't seem logical to send it to someone selling 5 shirts.
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Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By 0hw0rd:
Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
I suspect a dealer reported him.

I would reply that I am not a dealer and I am not bound by a MAP agreement.  Tell them you are merely divesting of some old stock that was given you.

Keep your logic and reasonable replies out of here. We need to be butthurt and boycott over a company attempting to control unauthorized resale of their product by their dealers. Clearly some geek behind a computer at 5.11 should have known it was a military member selling five new shirts gifted to him. Hopefully no one comes in here and explains how shady dealers selling below MAP hurts the honest dealers and negatively impacts their sales/income.


When do we boycott ARF for prohibiting the resale of our accounts???

I'll get him to send me the letter they emailed. They didn't ask anything (are you a distributor?) Just sent the litigation threat. I'm fine with them not having their dealers screwed.....but it doesn't seem logical to send it to someone selling 5 shirts.

Most of the time, it's shitty dealers violating their contracts. I'm sure if he messages them back and explains, they'll be fine and back off. If they still try to push it after that, then we can say fuck 5.11. You have to remember most people selling multiples of new items on eBay got them some other way than paying retail for them. Your brother definitely didn't do anything wrong, but he's definitely the minority on eBay when it comes to stuff like that. Fortunately eBay sides with buyers 9/10 times these days, even if the buyer is totally in the wrong, so your brother should be fine no matter what.
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Originally Posted By 0hw0rd:

Most of the time, it's shitty dealers violating their contracts. I'm sure if he messages them back and explains, they'll be fine and back off. If they still try to push it after that, then we can say fuck 5.11. You have to remember most people selling multiples of new items on eBay got them some other way than paying retail for them. Your brother definitely didn't do anything wrong, but he's definitely the minority on eBay when it comes to stuff like that. Fortunately eBay sides with buyers 9/10 times these days, even if the buyer is totally in the wrong, so your brother should be fine no matter what.
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Originally Posted By kncook:
Originally Posted By 0hw0rd:
Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
I suspect a dealer reported him.

I would reply that I am not a dealer and I am not bound by a MAP agreement.  Tell them you are merely divesting of some old stock that was given you.

Keep your logic and reasonable replies out of here. We need to be butthurt and boycott over a company attempting to control unauthorized resale of their product by their dealers. Clearly some geek behind a computer at 5.11 should have known it was a military member selling five new shirts gifted to him. Hopefully no one comes in here and explains how shady dealers selling below MAP hurts the honest dealers and negatively impacts their sales/income.


When do we boycott ARF for prohibiting the resale of our accounts???

I'll get him to send me the letter they emailed. They didn't ask anything (are you a distributor?) Just sent the litigation threat. I'm fine with them not having their dealers screwed.....but it doesn't seem logical to send it to someone selling 5 shirts.

Most of the time, it's shitty dealers violating their contracts. I'm sure if he messages them back and explains, they'll be fine and back off. If they still try to push it after that, then we can say fuck 5.11. You have to remember most people selling multiples of new items on eBay got them some other way than paying retail for them. Your brother definitely didn't do anything wrong, but he's definitely the minority on eBay when it comes to stuff like that. Fortunately eBay sides with buyers 9/10 times these days, even if the buyer is totally in the wrong, so your brother should be fine no matter what.


I'll update with their response if he gets one. He emailed them
Saying he isn't a distributor.
ETA - He sent me a copy of the message from 5.11. Turns out they didn't accuse him of being a distributor selling at MAP prices but the opposite. They said he was an "unauthorized reseller" and only their approved resellers can sell 5.11 items and he is not allowed to sell any of their items on third party sites such as eBay. I'm trying to figure out how to upload a pic of the screenshot.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:03:43 PM EDT
"Thank you for your time in responding to my ad for sale of 5.11 branded shirts. However I am an individual selling privately owned goods and as a matter of consequence not subject to your MAP pricing. If you would like to purchase them feel free."
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:04:22 PM EDT
Just ignore them.

Let them waste their time going through the motions of trying to apply leverage to someone they have no leverage against.
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ETA - He sent me a copy of the message from 5.11. Turns out they didn't accuse him of being a distributor selling at MAP prices but the opposite. They said he was an "unauthorized reseller" and only their approved resellers can sell 5.11 items and he is not allowed to sell any of their items on third party sites such as eBay. I'm trying to figure out how to upload a pic of the screenshot.
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next response:

"fuck off"
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Oakley does the same shit.  I used to work in a bike and ski shop.  We sold a shit load of Oakleys because the boss didn't mark them up much over his cost.  Oakley rep stopped in and took the boss to lunch.  Told the boss; "We don't discount our product, get your prices back up or we'll pull your dealership."

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:11:03 PM EDT
I cant  stand 5.11 shit anyway.
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Originally Posted By kncook:
ETA - He sent me a copy of the message from 5.11. Turns out they didn't accuse him of being a distributor selling at MAP prices but the opposite. They said he was an "unauthorized reseller" and only their approved resellers can sell 5.11 items and he is not allowed to sell any of their items on third party sites such as eBay. I'm trying to figure out how to upload a pic of the screenshot.



next response:

"fuck off"


Indeed. But definitely send exactly that response.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:21:35 PM EDT


If the e-mail address they used was something like FiveEleven@gmail.com, it may be a little less than legit.


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I'll update with their response if he gets one. He emailed them

Saying he isn't a distributor.

ETA - He sent me a copy of the message from 5.11. Turns out they didn't accuse him of being a distributor selling at MAP prices but the opposite. They said he was an "unauthorized reseller" and only their approved resellers can sell 5.11 items and he is not allowed to sell any of their items on third party sites such as eBay. I'm trying to figure out how to upload a pic of the screenshot.
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Originally Posted By 0hw0rd:


Originally Posted By kncook:


Originally Posted By 0hw0rd:


Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:

I suspect a dealer reported him.



I would reply that I am not a dealer and I am not bound by a MAP agreement.  Tell them you are merely divesting of some old stock that was given you.


Keep your logic and reasonable replies out of here. We need to be butthurt and boycott over a company attempting to control unauthorized resale of their product by their dealers. Clearly some geek behind a computer at 5.11 should have known it was a military member selling five new shirts gifted to him. Hopefully no one comes in here and explains how shady dealers selling below MAP hurts the honest dealers and negatively impacts their sales/income.





When do we boycott ARF for prohibiting the resale of our accounts???



I'll get him to send me the letter they emailed. They didn't ask anything (are you a distributor?) Just sent the litigation threat. I'm fine with them not having their dealers screwed.....but it doesn't seem logical to send it to someone selling 5 shirts.


Most of the time, it's shitty dealers violating their contracts. I'm sure if he messages them back and explains, they'll be fine and back off. If they still try to push it after that, then we can say fuck 5.11. You have to remember most people selling multiples of new items on eBay got them some other way than paying retail for them. Your brother definitely didn't do anything wrong, but he's definitely the minority on eBay when it comes to stuff like that. Fortunately eBay sides with buyers 9/10 times these days, even if the buyer is totally in the wrong, so your brother should be fine no matter what.





I'll update with their response if he gets one. He emailed them

Saying he isn't a distributor.

ETA - He sent me a copy of the message from 5.11. Turns out they didn't accuse him of being a distributor selling at MAP prices but the opposite. They said he was an "unauthorized reseller" and only their approved resellers can sell 5.11 items and he is not allowed to sell any of their items on third party sites such as eBay. I'm trying to figure out how to upload a pic of the screenshot.
Dear 5.11 Tactical:

Go fuck yourself. I am sharing your gestapo thuggery with everyone I know in the military community, law enforcement community, and shooting sports.  Thank you for showing how you treat loyal customers who have non-returnable items.



No body likes assholes.



Kncook's Brother



 
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Originally Posted By d1jinx:


Tell him to reply with, " buy them from me or go fuck yourself".  



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Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:45:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cbr954:
I got an email from THX, supposedly, when I listed a THX demo disc for sale on fleabay years ago.

It said the disc was not to be sold and was only given out to dealers etc etc., they insisted I take the auction down.  I didn't and it sold without issue.
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Yeah, this. Isn't the longest auction something like 7 days? Hardly enough time to enforce anything.

Now, if OP's brother had a warehouse full of shirts and kept listing them over a period of time it's be different.

But just for 5 shirts? Auction 'em off, take the money and move on.
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