Originally Posted by something
I think that will be a bad move.
Give retailers the freedom to use their own marketing tactics and let them be creative with it.
If Propellerhead gives retailers a 40% commission on a sale, but one retailer decide to decrease 20% on it's salesprice (thus, that retailer lowers its own commission 40%-20%=20%) then Propellerheads does not get hurt at all, nor the buyer (customer).
So if a retailer "bribes" customers with legit samples as a bonus when they buy Reason, why not?
I really see nothing illegal or shady here.
I think that he was being sarcastic!