I might be new here, so my opinion might not be relevant, but I'm sad about this discussion.
I'm gonna take Louis side on this. I can't see any valid argument on BS answers apart from childish replies.
I just believe that Louis made a valid point by saying that nippon-yassan is not an honest shop.
If they buy from the manufacture company (which I believe might be true due to having preorders) they should sell the product at retail price, and make the profit that the manufacturer is suggesting. Otherwise they're taking advantage of the customers and the figure companies. The figure companies taxes their products knowing that the retailers will get some money from them. Nippon yassan however taxes their products (even the new ones like Bonney or Dofla) way over the retail price, making neat profit for an item that they were already gaining some money from.
A store can get more than 1 supplier for 1 item. Happened to my order with amiami and hlj. They said they can't get it from their usual supplier and will try to get it from different supplier and told me to wait. Different supplier might give them different price. We don't know what's going on behind those prices.
Amiami also started to sell preowned fgure. HLJ selling prize items higher than most other store, etc.