First of all, VictorH, thanks so much for your effort, I think we all appreciate how much time you put into it.
Second, I don't think what Schroth is saying is unreasonable. It is common for manufacturers to enter agreements where they can only sell at MSRP, while their resellers/distributors can sell for less. Just look at this board, and you'll see that most of the wheel manufacturers follow this kind of policy. That being said, let's wait till the product is finished, then approach some authorized vendors of Schroth with our ready to go group buy. I know of one Schroth authorized vendor in Canada, and I'm sure they would give us a discount on such a large group buy, regardless of how new the product is.