Topic Title: Price of Epic
Created on December 18, 2012 at 09:38 PM

James Pencer

I'm ready to purchase a Holland and I found an Epic for $799. Does this sound like a good price or can I do better by shopping around?

BobSD

I paid $900 for mine, sounds like a great price you can get it for! The first thing to try on it is a whole turkey and then you will know its worth the price!!

Grillin

The minimum retail price if the Epic should be $829.00. This being said I'd buy the one for $799.00. Holland is supposed to enforce a MRP on these grills so before the retailer raises the price I'd snatch it up.

The Holland Grill Co.

Just for the record, The Holland Co. does not and can not tell any Holland Grill dealer what price they can sell a grill for. Each retailer sets their own "selling" price. We do, however, regulate a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). We also establish a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)for each grill, but it's up to each individual dealer to determine what price they actually sell the grill for.

--The Holland Grill Co. 12/20/2012


jm

I got my Epic today for less than $799.. Just got it cooked off and now ready for the goodies and sooooo happy.... :)

Grillin

Holland can, if they wish, enforce a minimum selling price. Many companies do such as Tempurpedic. If a dealer sells a grill for less than $799.00 they are making it hard for dealers that do price matching to make any profit on these grills.

Bill

From an earlier post:--The Holland Grill Co. 12/20/2012

"We do, however, regulate a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). We also establish a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)for each grill, but it's up to each individual dealer to determine what price they actually sell the grill for."

Where is this info found??


Grillin

The MAP info is sent out by the area reps. The problem is it is not enforced.

jm

MAP and Selling price are two separate things..

Grillin'

Ok so the Holland Grill Co. cannot tell a dealer how much they can sell a grill for but their distributors can.
MAP & selling are supposed to be the same & dealers are told by their distributors not to sell below it.

Franklin D

"MAP" stands for "Minimum Advertised Price", not minimum retail price.

A dealer can sell for any price as long as he does not advertise any price below MAP. This gives him some leeway on moving older or scratch/dent stock at a reduced price.

If a dealer sold a new undamaged current model Epic at $799 in 2012, he did not make a profit. James post was in 2012. I would be curious to know if this dealer is still in the Holland grill business?


jm

I got mine for less than $799 in 2012 and that dealer is still going strong.

Grillin'

Well I'm here to tell you you got a deal.Frank D is absolutely correct, he made NO profit.