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    #1

    things more expensive than normal

    Hi everyone

    Could you please help me with this?
    What do you call a person who sells his goods at a high price (more expensive than normal)?

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    #2

    Re: things more expensive than normal

    a profiteer

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    #3

    Re: things more expensive than normal

    Thanks a lot.
    So does this example make sense?
    The guy who owns the supermarket near my house is a real profiteer.

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    #4

    Re: things more expensive than normal

    Rip-off merchant (BrE)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: things more expensive than normal

    I've heard (and used) rip-off artist.

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    #6

    Re: things more expensive than normal

    You may also hear price gouger.

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    #7

    Re: things more expensive than normal

    I know the word "profiteer" but can we use "speculator" in the same meaning? I'm just curious.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #8

    Re: things more expensive than normal

    No, that has a different meaning.

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