Your opinion is respected but this 'no specifics' discussion request is not because of any attempt to hush the masses. The dynamics of the industry will result in manufacturers pressuring their sales agents if these specific deals are discussed. Not giving specifics and attaching them to an individual AD gives the ADs more freedom, not less and us buyers bigger discounts (if we try for them). That may be counterintuitive to some but it is actually true.Unfortunately, I respectfully disagree with this. Is it really appropriate to have sponsors censoring what information users feel like posting?
It's the information age - retailers need to realize this and embrace it, not try to quiet the masses.
I think that giving in to the sponsors request undermines the purpose of an open forum community like this.
The ADs who give substantial discounts told us if the discounting levels they give were discussed publicly they would not be able to continue them. That was how this request came into being. I hope that helps explain.