The online price for items 1 and 2 is $23.16 and $20.20. Whereas, I had to pay $37.00 and $35.00. I find this as a huge difference.
Any advice what should I do with regard to getting a meaningful explanation on this $15.00 average price difference ?
I think you just ripped me off...of time. I assume you were saying something very interesting, specifically that you could order something online from the Bromfield Pen Shop for less than you could get it in the store, but now, having checked the Bromfield Pen Shop's web site, I see you are comparing different vendors, i.e., a retail store (brick&mortar, no less) to discount online vendors. Bromfield charges the manufacturer's suggested retail price on these items. Obviously they do it to pay for their summer "cottages" in Newport, wildly profitable as the this little cash-generator has proven to be over the many years. But I might be wrong about that. Maybe they do it so they can pay for their overhead and payroll in downtown Boston.