Dear Joe …

… thanks for being a partner of ours. Unfortunately, the 10x baseline requirement amount of gear that you purchased through other channels doesn’t matter to us, you must purchase the baseline amount by years end (today is 15-December) through one of these very specific (and problematic) channels to remain being a partner. Oh, and there are a few other things you have to do by years end, that we’ve notified you of only 2 days ago. Things you may not be able to do by years end. Have a nice day.
Hmmm ….
And the value of this to me is … what?
Very well known provider of stuff. Won’t use their name. Badly displeased with their … er … show of support.