I'm still looking to find my first MFDB, and I'm trying to get a S/H one that fits my needs and my budget. After shooting emails out to appropriate distributors, I was given the name of one dealer that possibly had an appropriate back.
I checked the dealers' web site and there was no mention of a back anywhere, so I decided to call them. I was told that they had two backs in that were around my budget, but normally they wouldn't have put them on sale to the public. The reason for this was that they got a far better deal by trading the backs in themselves against a manufacturers' promotion.
To be fair, in this case, the dealer is looking to help me out; but it could easily have been a different story.
I was wondering if the dealer presence here could comment, and whether this is 'normal' practice. Surely stopping people getting on the first rung of the ladder won't help anybody in the long run?