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Old 23-10-2010, 18:42   #1
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Defender Dropped Garmin Product Line ?

Defender is closing out all of their Garmin inventory, apparently with no plans for restocking. Does anyone know why?
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Old 23-10-2010, 19:49   #2
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I believe it to be a pricing issue.
Here is a link with more information on why Garmin was dropped by Defender. GSD22 Closeout? - The Hull Truth
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Not price, Defender said the Garmin was very difficult to work with from a vendor supplier standpoint.
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Defender sold many lines they were not authorized to sell, for many years. Even in the 1980's you could go into Defender's first New Rochelle store, and there was a big sign up at the electronics counter about certain lines that could not be returned to the store--but had to be returned to the manufacturer for any warranty issues.

Those were all products that Defender was not authorized to sell, but managed to carry "gray market" anyhow.

This is not unique to Defender, or anything new. So you pay the price to a conspiring, ergh, authorized, dealer, or you find another product.
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