NEC Canada Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy
NEC Canada has a MAP policy in effect on several consumer products. This means that an NEC Authorized retailer is not allowed to advertise a price below the MAP price. Although we sell these units below MAP pricing we are not allowed to post this price.
Should you visit a site that advertises a price below MAP they are not an Authorized Retailer and are not getting the product through proper channels . This will affect your rebate status and possibly your warranty. The origin of the product may also be in question. (B stock, Gray market, etc)
NEC has put these policies in place to protect you, the consumer, from dealers who have no knowledge of the products, provide no support and in some cases misrepresent the product availability and history.