Suppose a manufacturer sells a button-fastening machine that saves a rm the labor cost
01 per button sewn on shirts
Suppose rms dier in the total number of buttons
they sew on
The manufacturer sells its machine with a requirements tie-in that requires
a purchaser to buy all its buttons from the manufacturer
Suppose the manufacturer can
install a meter that measures how many buttons each machine sews
If the manufacturer
can charge according to the use measured on the meter, is there any advantage to the tie-in?
Would it be sensible to outlaw tie-in sales but allow the manufacturer to charge according to the metered use?