rip-off merchant

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rip-off merchant

One who cons or otherwise deceives people. I wouldn't play cards against him if I were you—he has a reputation as a rip-off merchant.
See also: merchant
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Passing it on and making a profit - it's just a joke really, isn't it?" When he was Shadow Sports Minister, Rhondda MP Chris Bryant called on the government to outlaw the resale of rugby tickets, claiming touts are "parasitical ripoff merchants".
"In almost all cases, the ripoff merchants demand cash or cheques up front.
In one swift move, they blackened their already sullied reputation as ripoff merchants.
AN investment fund is to back a South Wales company developing a new weapon in the fight against international ripoff merchants.
The main barrier to shopping online has always been ``security'' or people's perception that the Internet is full of fraudsters, conmen and ripoff merchants. The DTI campaign aims to raise awareness about e-shopping and demonstrate that it is safe as long as shoppers follow basic common sense guidelines.
He also condemned individuals who bought tickets simply to sell them on at a profit as "parasitical ripoff merchants" - and said the Government has not done enough to protect fans.