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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That would give the rip-off merchants involved in these contracts the cut in funding they deserve - and would prevent the need for any further cuts in essential services.
It is understood the rip-off merchants approached the victim offering to do a small amount of gardening work on Saturday, February 17.
Hundreds of tickets were hoovered up by the rip-off merchants and were soon being offered for sale on secondary sites for vastly inflated prices.
But that won't stop the rip-off merchants using "walkers" to go in with several people they have sold tickets to at inflated prices, say experts.
Compare this to the rip-off merchants of St James Park where similar half-time sustenance would set you back more than six quid.
In this book, Annika reveals the truth of a call girl's life; the clients, the girls, the parlor bosses, the rip-off merchants, the drug deaths, the white slavery, the discrimination, the corrupt police and politicians, the exotic travel and the money.
Bob Crow, of the Rail Maritime and Transport union, said: "These figures destroy from top to bottom this Government's case for handing the East Coast bacK to the rip-off merchants from the private sector.
Re-nationalisation would be a massive vote winner and would show Labour is on the side of real people and not the rip-off merchants.
In almost all cases the rip-off merchants demand cash or cheques up front.
Shoppers need greater protection and the rip-off merchants need to be driven out of business.
I just don't buy from the rip-off merchants and generally spend less.
Sadly, outpatients and visitors to these hospitals continue to be stung by the rip-off merchants who persist in charging for parking, contrary to the direct wishes of the Assembly.
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell is now looking into ways of protecting fans from the rip-off merchants.
Eddie says he plans to continue to expose the rip-off merchants until such time as we get better value for our money.
It is a spin-off from Operation Zouk, a nationwide campaign to uncover the rip-off merchants who claim benefits while making a living from selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs to bargain hunters.