Quote from pokerbob1 »tl;dr, Economics something something, supply vs. demand, etc.
Quote from Chalupacabra »He specifically referenced the High price as the basis for their price. I also was given the previously given justification that it was due to the condition of the card and the meaning of the scale when, to the best of my knowledge, that isn't what it represents, hence my question about what those values are supposed to mean.
I get that stores have their choice of basing their selling and purchasing off of whatever factors make the most sense. As a consumer, I can also choose not to purchase there, as I did in this case. I have paid a little more for a card at a store I liked or when I was under the gun, but triple the regularly paid price in any other store is a bit much.
I'll continue going to this shop for new product and events, as well as other things they sell in the store, but I'll go elsewhere for singles.
Oh, and no, I'm not comparing it to online sellers as that would be asinine. I'm comparing it to what any other store I would walk into would (and has) sold the same card to me for.