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Old January 31, 2013, 08:00 PM   #74
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by PatientWolf
I think where it become unethical is when they try to truly take advantage of a scare and try to charge more than 20% over list. I don't support these shops with my business.
How is that "unethical"?

What is so special about "list"?

"List" is an invention of the manufacturer, based on their assumption of what the buyer will pay as a max price. It's not like there's a Price Bible that dictates directly from The Great Beyond that Thou Shalt Not Charge More Than $50 For An AK Magazine.

Some products sell for far over MSRP, "List" price, every day.

Some products don't even HAVE a "List".

We all need to watch this video again:
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