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You make some good points about possible future of MAP. I think you've leaned towards the harsher side of how it could be played out. I like to think that while manufacturers will strive to control their product sales and profits online, they will need online outlets to sell those products. And the ones that are good at selling are the independent salespeople/sites - at least until a manufacturer reaches critical mass with their own online presence and sales. It makes little sense for a manufacturer to play hardball. That's not to say they shouldn't attempt to control their pricing. I just hope there will be more tolerance.