How are Stihl able to implement their so called safety policy of not allowing online sales for chainsaw equipment ? It's just price fixing. It means that you can only buy from your local dealer thereby removing the competition. Husqvarna has no such issue & as far as I am aware, neither do any other manufacturers. Several online retailers have banners apologising about Stihl & pointing out that Husqvarna don't implement such a policy. Obviously their saws are safer ! It apparently makes them a lot cheaper.
I am amazed that this is allowed under EU competition law. Has anyone found a way around this problem ?