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From toothbrushes to coffee makers to computers: Europe fines Asus, Pioneer, Philips for rigging prices of kit

Wellyboot Silver badge

>>any legal protection for the shops in that case<<

Very little, how do you show proof of the value of lost sales for model X (to a legal standard) when the competition is constantly changing, that's why they tipped off the regulators.

The issue here is in attempting to prevent free market retail pricing from emerging due to competition, retail outlets would also have been fined if they had been in collusion to fix prices.

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