This guy's reputation is already laughable in the local comic community but this one made me laugh with a new tale of douchbaggery.
My Dad went comic shopping because he saw an ad in the Winnipeg Free Press for 50% off back issues at Comics America. He asked if I wanted to go but I said no as I know of Joe's dirtbag tactics and even warned my Dad not to waste his time.
So... a few hours later my Dad calls laughing about his experience.
He picked out about $150.00 worth of comics to fill in holes in his collection. Nothing fancy, just some Savage Sword of Conans and oddities like that. All comics were tagged with prices and hence my Dad knew going to the cash register that it would be $75.00 plus tax ( 12%) which would come out to $84.00.
Joe rings it up and tells my Dad, " That'll be $108.00" (after tax )
My Dad inquires how he came up with this amount as per the above.
Joe tells my Dad that he "reserves the right to change the prices."
Problem #1 - first tell your customer about the change in pricing before ringing it up and assuming that it's going to be fine with the buyer.
Problem #2 - see the quote from the Government of Canada website
The Retailers’ Promise of Price Accuracy.
When the item has a price tagged, the lowest price applies.
Here's the weblink ... Canadian Consumer Website
This tactic to change pricing at the cash register ( without informing the buyer first ) is another joke and deserves a good ol' fashion "outing "
Needless to say, my Dad simply said no thanks and let Joe sit there with his pile of overgraded and overpriced junk which will surely remain in the shop until the doors finally close for good.
This shop is legendary in these parts for being awful in customer service, grading and pricing. The internet will take another brick and mortar down with these types of examples.
Must still have a chip on his shoulder after Diamond ran him out of the distribution game for western Canada.