Stealing is stealing. If you steal from a store you risk going to jail. It is ridiculous that some stores get away with overcharging without even a fine, let alone jail time. The difference in treatment and sentencing of white collar versus street offenders has always been a problem in the U.S. and it is time to address this disparity.
Stores should absolutely be fined for regularly overcharging customers. Why should this be allowed? Why should customers be allowed to knowingly be fleeced? We need to do more to protect the customers and workers. Companies and stores need to be held accountable. I'm all for fining stores that overcharge shoppers.
Yes they should because it is madness to have such thing happen to their customers. They are basically thieves and should be fined and even throw in jail those owners who allow such thing. Why should i pay extra , why can't they just be happy with the prices they set.
People don't have to buy from any given retailer. Given that you don't have to buy the stuff, how can you fine them for charging too much? As well, how do you define overcharging? This sounds like people bitter about having to spend their money, and thinking they should be able to have the power in the economic relationship. Kind of silly.
The United States of America is a capitalist country which means you can sell what you want for what you want to sell it for without a government intervene.
an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
If you want to make a profit and you want to control your business then you can charge whatever you want for anything. If you don't like the price of something then don't buy it.
Until the corporation laws are changed so companies don't need to maximize profits by law, there isn't really much point in this. Plus, how would you determine what constitutes overcharging? What you are essentially advocating is a government cap on profits, which goes against the spirit of our country. Not that I think that is OK or anything.