Re: [backpackgeartesters] Question - MSRP
- I am confident that the manufacturer's website and/or a price on a hang
tag of the gear received, are the only acceptable sources for MSRP for our
reporting purposes. I believe Ryan (who quoted the Backpacker's price
listed in the 2008 Gear Guide) should correct his report to "None listed"
or "Not available from the manufacturer". "N/A", "None given", or
anything that makes clear the fact that the price was not available should
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 06/30/2008 05:41:45 PM:
> Ok, question here. I've run into an issue reporting MSRP on my Scarpa[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> boots I'm drafting an IR for. Scarpa's website does not list a price,
> but I've been seeing it list of $169. That is the price that
> Backpacker Magazine quoted when it awarded the Kailash the Editor's
> Choice Award for 2008.
> Now the reason I ask is I ran into a case that seems very similar, and
> I'm not sure which way is the "right way" or if both are acceptable.
> In his test report on the Kayland Converts, Ray listed "N/A" for MSRP
> (http://tinyurl.com/4whbo4). In the other test report, our other
> friend Ryan DID list an MSRP quoting Backpacker's price listed in the
> 2008 Gear Guide (http://tinyurl.com/5qbo3n).
> So, are both acceptable? I'd prefer to list a price if it's allowed,
> and I have that information from the same source that Ryan used.
> Greg M