Originally Posted by Wet_Boots
They lowered the list price without lowering the wholesale price, and that's why the gripe.
Without going too far behind the curtain, the multiplier for all RB distributors on 99% of the products to arrive at distributor net cost never changes and it has been the same for years. The only products with a different multiplier are Central Control, or products from OEM agreements (hose reels, lake aerators, etc). So if the list price is reduced, distributor net price is also reduced. The only snag here is if the distributor had product on-hand which was purchased prior to a price reduction - then their inventory is devalued based on current list/dist net pricing.