^^^ Nope. It's Webers own policy.
If you want to be a Weber dealer here, they tell you what your sell price is, and they charge 30 Grand a year for the luxury of buying wholesale from Weber!
What it means is that the Margin to Weber is off the scale. The poor dealers though have to raise the Recommended prices by a great deal to cover the dealer fee.
Honestly, if Weber dropped this sales model, they would sell 10 times more gear... especially the gassers, which are just CRAZY expensive.
Great product... stupid pricing...
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