<div><br></div><div>At my market we very informally compare prices with each other but almost always acknowledge out loud each time we do that true &quot;price fixing&quot; is a big no-no.    </div><div>From Wikipedia:  <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">In the United States, price fixing can be prosecuted as a criminal <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_offense" title="Federal offense" class="mw-redirect" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(6,69,173);background-image:none;background-color:initial;background-repeat:initial initial">federal offense</a> under section 1 of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Antitrust_Act" title="Sherman Antitrust Act" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(6,69,173);background-image:none;background-color:initial;background-repeat:initial initial">Sherman Antitrust Act</a>.</span></div>
<div><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_fixing">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_fixing</a></div><div><br></div><div>I&#39;d take it out.  It probably wouldn&#39;t get anyone prosecuted by the Feds but I don&#39;t think it&#39;s something anyone wants spelled out!</div>
<div><br></div><div>Best,</div><div>Deb</div><div><br></div><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM,  <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:KAKerby@aol.com" target="_blank">KAKerby@aol.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
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<div>Good to know.  Thanks, Rivka.  I was actually a little surprised 
when I was told, on my first day at market, that I had to raise my prices on 
this-n-that because the market manager didn&#39;t want me to undersell another 
vendor.  Given that it was my first day, there was quite a learning curve 
involved and I got the impression that was standard practice.  I&#39;d be 
curious to know if that was something really unusual, or if others have had that 
experience (or one like it).  I can definitely remove the text, or at least 
modify it so that it better reflects national conditions.</div>
<div>Kathryn Kerby</div>
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<div>In a message dated 5/4/2012 7:04:57 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
<a href="mailto:organic87@frontiernet.net" target="_blank">organic87@frontiernet.net</a> writes:</div>
<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT:0px;MARGIN-LEFT:0px"><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR:transparent" color="#000000" size="2" face="Arial">Kathryn, 
  I&#39;d delete that line. In many areas setting minimum prices is illegal. 
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  <div>-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think</div>
  <div>Fresh-market organic produce, small scale</div>
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  <div>On May 4, 2012, at 12:04 AM, <a title="mailto:KAKerby@aol.com" href="mailto:KAKerby@aol.com" target="_blank">KAKerby@aol.com</a> wrote:</div><br>
  <blockquote type="cite"><span style="border-collapse:separate;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font:medium Times;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="FONT-FAMILY:Arial;FONT-SIZE:small">4)  Many markets will also set informal minimum 
    pricing standards, such that one vendor cannot come in with a glut of 
    product, and undersell other vendors with the same 
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