Originally Posted by WDB
It sounds like you were fine with paying what you did for the ammo until you saw the old stickers on the ammo (shame on the merchant for not removing them). All the same if you didn't see that old sticker you would have left as a happy customer. You were fine with the price of the ammo until you saw a sticker that showed it use to be much less. It could have been mismarked or a slow moving item where the shop price went up and they had inventory. It isn't so much about what an honest dealer bought the ammo for it's what he will have to pay to restock that effects the price of the ammo on the shelf.
I don't think he gouged you, the price paid at least in my neck of the woods seems fair. As I said if it wasn't for that old sticker you would have left happy so enjoy the rounds and if you can find them cheaper at another store then shop there.
Yes, the price was fair for new inventory. But wnen you take an item that is already CLEARLY marked at a price
, you don't sell that item for 45% more money than what it's marked at. This is blatently un-ethical. Apparently, this guy does this a lot as I've seen. I've seen him buy old ammo from customers at pennies on the dollar. If the box is in failry good shape, he'll put it on the shelf with the new ammo and sell it for top dollar. I think that's extremely un-ethical too.