digip Posted February 8, 2008 Share Posted February 8, 2008 From consumerist.com. This is pretty much common knowledge, but now its a bit more concrete. A Rat Shack employee recently sent in their inventory list, which included all the prices for each product, what they paid wholesale, the MSRP)Retail Price) and then the Markup that the store puts on them for an even bigger profit. If your doing any shopping on electronics and Monster Cables, Buyer Beware! http://consumerist.com/353938/monster-cabl...poff-80-markups Scroll down on the link above for the larger list and an idea of the price markups. This is not limited to Radio Shack and people should understand that all retailers do this. Snippet: [table][tr][td] Item [/td][td] Retail Price [/td][td] Wholesale Price [/td][td] Profit Margin[/td][/tr] [tr][td] MONSTER 19FT HDMI-DVI MONSTER 8M L 26.24' MONSTER 19FT HDMI-HDMI CA "MONSTER 21' STRAIGHT 1/4""" [/td][td] $179.99 $137.99 $169.99 $149.99 [/td][td] $99.94 $73.49 $105.5 $88.87 [/td][td] $80.05 $64.5 $64.49 $61.12 [/td][/tr] [/table] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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