you seem to take plaisure each time to slash on all who are not on your side and using different products than yours, and this plaisure makes you sometimes answer to fast!
Please read precisely what I was writing, before answering: I did not say that price policies or distribution channels have something to do with answering an email, BUT with the final price of a product to its enduser!
As for answering emails: you are certainly right that it has to do with respect, agree! I did not deny this.
I don't understand what is the connection between taking sides, owning products and a normal business practice?
You saidI am not surprised that 80% didn't reply: do remember that most what you call "Dealers" are in fact exclusive distributors. They won't reply to such an email sent-out, wthout knowing you and yourself taking more direct contact with themand being more specific. They are bound with contract issues which limits their selling to the country where they are based. And they are getting hundreds of such "email demands", with most being nothing other than a price comparison. I think there time is precious to answer all these demands.
None of this is an excuse for not replying an email from a prospect!
If I was an AD looking for a photographer for a job, sending 15 emails to potential photographers, needless to say that the ones who answer will get my anttention!
Their "precious time" is not precious if it is not spent on expanding their business by chasing prospects...
This is true in selling cooking books as much as it is is true is selling high-end digital backs...