This was an e-mail Fred sent,,, I was talking with Kirk about some CMI's for my 496 and Fred tried to swoop in and take away his sale... Aparently this was his business model...
Don't expect the prices to remain low with this little price war. I'm actually going to raise my listed prices [probably tonight] and let the new guys loose their asses with their newly advertised prices. I sell multiple lines of products so I can switch my selling emphasis to more profitable items while the dust settles. I operate with my own money and can afford for the product to slow down and sell fewer sets at more profit. My European sales of headers are strong and I supply several dealers over there. That won't change.
The "other guys" have a single product and are spending outside investors money. I know what they pay for headers as a new distributor and it's more than myself and Bob Teague pay. With investors looking for a return, they won't be able to hang in there with no ROI for any length of time.
At this point even CMI realizes they made a mistake by granting them a distributorship and is contemplating forcing minimum advertised pricing.