I saw a TV ad for a national retailer last night touting a Black Friday sale that included in the fine print something about how the price might be different in Oklahoma. Why?
The culprit seems to be Oklahoma's Unfair Sales Act, a stringent anti-discounting rule that's supposed to protect the state's incumbent business owners from interlopers from outside. The rule states that with only a few exemptions, retailers might price their wares at least 6 percent above cost.
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