In most cases, they said, they sell the products at retail prices, without large markups.
With this economic monopoly, the employer could place large markups on goods, making workers dependent on the company, thus enforcing employee "loyalty".
Moreover, doctors make up for low fees by selling huge amounts of pharmaceuticals directly to patients at large markups.
At one point, he pressed General Secord about large markups on weapons and airplanes used by the contras.
His most profitable goods are the fruit, he said, because of the larger markups.
They warn that corporations could buy several dealerships in a city, for example, and use their greater market share to charge larger markups.
Bank shares typically have been selling for about four dinars apiece - not the large markup that some traders had expected.
With comparison shopping so difficult, dealers can charge large markups, especially on lesser-quality bonds, and generally get the better of any bargain.
In addition, there are steep import duties and cognac makers and bar owners take a large markup.
Very small cars are a price-sensitive market that does not tolerate large markups, he cautioned.