Exactly.Yes, that clause seems completely nuts.
Pretty sure that would violate the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
But then you have to sue....
Although you could file an FTC consumer complaint I guess.
MAP pricing is an agreement between supplier and retailer.
End consumer is not a party to that, and has no knowledge of the details.
How can we know if a sale is legit or not?
Also, MAP is for ADVERTISED price, not actual sales price.
It is quite legit to give a non-advertised in store discount.
Voiding the warranty hurts the end customer, well after the original sale.
It has no real effect on the retailer, which is where you want to push MAP.
I understand why they have MAP to prevent brand erosion with inflated msrp but the warranty clause is just bullying consumers who don't know better.