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Originally Posted by minderbinder

If you read that link, it says dumping is defined as selling below cost in a foreign market. Doesn't say it's illegal to sell below cost in your own country, which is what MS is doing. It's an international trade issue.

Good point. Yes, I was referring implicitly to the international arena (after all, both iPod and Zune are, or will be, global products).

In the domestic context, it would be called "predatory pricing." I think similar rules (although the ITC does not) apply.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predatory_pricing
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Reading that link, it says that predatory pricing is usually determined by a company using it in an attempt to get a monopoly, and that a major criteria in finding a company guilty of it is market share. So if MS killed the ipod, they could get busted for it, but when they're first starting out (right now they have zero market share) it seems like they're free to predatory price all they want.
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