MAP Rules


Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP) Rules

UPDATED February 20th, 2013

MAP violations incur immediate dealer account suspension!

Map Violations:

Redcat Racing takes MAP guidelines very seriously and reviews online dealer websites and auction sites to ensure rules compliance.  If a violation is found, your dealer account will be suspended until the violation if fixed.  If your dealer account continues to have MAP violations, Redcat reserves the right to delay account reactivation until further notice and in some cases, your account could be suspended indefinately.

 

Redcat Racing has updated our MAP rules.  This policy supersedes all previous policies and must be followed by all dealers, wholesalers, resellers and those that advertise Redcat products on any website, publication, newspaper or other media.

 

Redcat Racing provides MAP requirements for each of our RTR products.  Redcat does not provide MAP requirements for spare/replacement parts, and has no restrictions on what our wholesale partners advertise these items for.

 

Redcat Racing offers one level of MAP.  Previously, there were 2 pricing levels which has been changed in order to streamline the pricing of all Redcat vehicles.

 

Specific MAP guidelines for website, online listings & Auctions with BUY IT NOW:

                       Any advertised selling price for the RTR vehicle must be MAP pricing or higher.

                       You may offer free shipping and/or free accessories with purchase, as long as MAP pricing for the vehicle remains in effect.  For example:  A Volcano S30 with Free Starter Kit and Free Shipping must have a selling price of at least current MAP for Volcano S30.

 

Specific MAP guidelines AUCTION STYLE LISTINGS:

                       You can list an auction starting below MAP as long it is traditional auction style listing WITHOUT the Buy It Now Option.

                       You can start the auction at any price you want and therefore run the risk of the auction selling below your wholesale cost.

                      If you choose to put a reserve on the auction, the reserve price must be set at MAP or higher.

 

Map Violations:

Redcat Racing takes MAP guidelines very seriously and reviews online dealer websites and auction sites to ensure rules compliance.  If a violation is found, your dealer account will be suspended until the violation if fixed.  If your dealer account continues to have MAP violations, Redcat reserves the right to delay account reactivation until further notice and in some cases, your account could be suspended indefinately.

 

If you see a MAP violation, please click HERE to report this violation.

 

Vehicle MAP (Minimum Advertised Price)
All websites or printed advertisements
MSRP
Manufacturers Suggested
Retail Price
1/10 Scale Nitro    
Lightning STR $165.99 $209.99
Shockwave $149.99 $179.99
Tornado S30 $189.99 $239.99
Vortex SS $189.99 $239.99
Volcano S30 $199.99 $249.99
Caldera 3.0 $199.99 $249.99
     
1/8 Scale Nitro Professional    
Hurricane XTR $299.99 $349.99
Monsoon XTR $319.99 $359.99
Avalanche XTR  $329.99 $369.99
     
1/8 Scale Nitro UltraLite    
Earthquake 3.5 $249.99 $299.99
Backdraft 3.5 $229.99 $279.99
Aftershock 3.5 $239.99 $289.99
     
1/10 Scale Electric    
Lightning EPX PRO $189.99 $239.99
Tornado EPX PRO $189.99
$239.99
Volcano EPX PRO $199.99 $249.99
Caldera 10E $199.99 $259.99
Caldera XB 10E $199.99 $259.99
Caldera SC 10E $199.99 $259.99
Lightning STK $129.99 $169.99
Volcano EPX $129.99 $169.99
Sandstorm Baja Buggy $135.99 $169.99
Lightning Drift $119.99 $159.99
Twister XB Brushed $119.99 $115.99
Twister XB PRO Brushless $185.99 $229.99
Twister XTG Brushed $125.99 $159.99
Twister XTG Brushless $189.99 $239.99
Ground Pounder $219.99 $259.99
     
1/16 Scale Electric    
Tremor SG & ST $85.99 $99.99
     
1/8 Scale Electric    
Backdraft 8E $319.99 $379.99
Aftershock 8E $319.99 $379.99
Earthquake 8E $329.99 $389.99
Hurricane XTE $289.99
(Overstock Sale)
$449.99

Monsoon XTE $299.99
(Overstock Sale)
$459.99

Avalanche XTE $299.99
(Overstock Sale)
$469.99

     
1/24 Scale SUMO Electric    
Truck - Truggy $49.99 $59.99
Sumo 1/24 Crawler $89.99 $99.99
     
Rock Crawlers    
Rockslide Super Crawler 2.4GHz $239.99 $299.99
Rockslide RS10 XT 2.4GHz Radio $155.99 $219.99
Sumo 1/24 Crawler $89.99 $99.99
     
1/5 Scale    
Rampage MT $729.99 $799.99
Rampage MT PRO $1159.99 $1399.99
Rampage DuneRunner 4x4 $619.99 $699.99
Rampage XT Truck $569.99 $659.99
Rampage XB Buggy $529.99 $599.99
Rampage XB-E Electric Buggy $729.99 $799.99
     
Airplanes    
Cessna 182-500 NO MAP $349.99
P40 NO MAP $189.99
Tiger Moth NO MAP $189.99
C50 Mini Airplane NO MAP $99.99


Question: What happens if I find another dealer offering a Redcat product below the MAP?
Answer: Go 
HERE to report the violation and we will review it and contact the dealer if there is an issue.

If you have other questions please email darin@redcatracing.com