International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

The Industrial Buyer and the Robinson-Patman Act Members Only Content

Industrial Buyer: I like this supplier and want him to have my business, but I received a lower bid from a secondary supplier. I suspect the suppliers are engaging in price competition. Should I tell the favored supplier that I want him to have my business, but that his price is no longer low enough? If I do, will I get sued for knowingly engaging in price discrimination?

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