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Robinson-Patman Act: Powerful Buyers To Obtain Price Discrimination

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“The Robinson-Patman Act prohibits the ability of large, powerful buyers to obtain price discounts by using their buying power and create price discrimination.”
Robinson-Patman Act is applied only to sales in commerce of commodities with the same rank and quality. This Act doesn’t apply to services, such as phone cervices, transfers, leases and health services.
The discrimination is not present were buyers pay the same price for the commodities they buy. They can determine any price on the products they sell in future, even if the their costs in serving one buyer are much higher than the costs of serving the other.
Under the cost justification defense, a seller can defeat this Act if he can prove that a discriminatory price was legitimize by
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