Thursday, March 01, 2007

Is HP looking to get into an antitrust mess?

One of the weekly business glossies is reporting that HP is supposedly bribing incentivizing retailers to drop store and aftermarket cartridges in favor of HP cartridges.

To the effect that Staples is dropping its store brand entirely?

IANAL, but this smells like unfair practice or injuring the competition to me.

If I were a buyer of inkjets, I would be on the phone to Bill Lerach of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, so fast and looking to screw them back.

Isn't it enough that the stuff costs more than gold?

Coming right after the pretexting mess, do the holders of HP need this?

Mark, say it ain't so!

Leave well alone, and lower prices, that's how to compete!

© 2007, John Obeto II for®

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