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Re: Ripped off ? or a fair profit ?
I really don't believe, as a rule, the brick and mortar stores are marking up 500% and trying to get away with it. I believe they paid multiple times more for the inventory than the next guy, particularly the next internet guy. That doesn't mean you have to pay up, just that I don't think they're intentionally trying to rip folks off like that. Of course, it does happen, but I believe it's the exception.
The internet has made retail pricing very difficult. Indeed, there are vendors who end up stuck with excess inventory they'd sell below cost, just to get the rotting capital back. Then everyone complains their local guy is so expensive. All sorts of scenarios.
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