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I think the difference here is the inability for the Manufacture to change their pricing _in real time_ like eBay and other resellers can.

Acme Co has to set up legal frameworks and expectations from its merchants. That gets decided probably long before shipping. Those things are set in stone before the market tells us what they will pay.

From my econ days, the word `inelastic` keeps coming to mind but it's been so long I might be misapplying that word here.

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