price gouging

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Noun1.price gouging - pricing above the market price when no alternative retailer is available
pricing - the evaluation of something in terms of its price
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(85.) See Charles Stein, AG Studies Price-Gouge Claims: Consumers File 46 Complaints Over Gas Run-up After Hurricane, BOS.
"It's bad enough that the drug companies price-gouge our seniors," says Public Citizen President Joan Clay-brook.
This study provides empirical research concerning the issue of whether or not companies within the oil industry have sought to set abnormally high prices of gasoline at the pump, i.e., "price-gouge." Because existing research is inconclusive regarding this matter, our research sought to advance the issue beyond net profit, or "bottom line," and instead concentrate on gross profit, where the effects of price setting and material cost could be more readily assessed.