well where i live there are about 100 car dealerships ,many ford ,chevy, toyota nissan ,ect . they compete on price and service. If you go to the bobcat site they won't even give you MSRP so you don't have a clue what a bobcat is worth. the cat site lets you build a cat skid steer with priceing on the basic model and add on priceing for the options you choose. that price is MSRP and the local dealer will most likely "beat" that price with dealer discounts and incentives or free option packages ,but at least you have a starting point. there is only one bobcat dealer in my county and the dealers in the near counties won't talk to you when they know where you are located. Tazza the other word for "pinch" other dealers sale is competition. My brother is two states away and the dealers there want to sell machines,they are about 10 to 15 per cent cheeper than my local dealer. Now those other dealers arn't selling bobcats at a loss so my dealer just has a higher profit margin good for him i guess but not for me. In farm country i guess the bobcat dealers have to compete against established implement dealers. From the factory side i don't know if the territory idea is a good move . If i can't get a competive price by haveing a few dealers to work with then my only option is to change the name on the back door. the local cat dealer in the last year or so has been trying to get market penetration and has been giving 0% interest loans on machines and can finance your dog if he has his shots and is under 6 yrs, old.