We continue to hear small business pleading with consumers to shop local.
This is not always possible because of the exorbitant prices charged.
This shows up at sales times, with a sign I saw offering up to 90 per cent off.
So, does that mean for the rest of the year those particular items are so overpriced? Many years ago I worked at a hardware store. One thing the owner told me was that he was permitted to mark up products 300 per cent. Shop local?