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Hobby Lobby: Today’s “Flock-Fleecer” Award Winner

 

Congratulations to….

 

Hobby Lobby

Today’s “Flock-Fleecer” Award Winner

  

David Green is the owner and founder of Hobby Lobby, which has about 600 stores that sells arts and crafts. On the Hobby Lobby website it states, “we value our customers and employees are committed to:

  • “Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles.”
  • “Providing a return on the owner’s investment.”
  • “We believe that it is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured.”

Hobby Lobby and the Greens also own the Mardel Christian Book Store chain. On the Mardel website at www.mardel.com, it makes the following claims:

  • “Mardel Christian & Education is a faith-based company dedicated to renewing minds and transforming lives through the products we sell and the ministries we support.”
  • “We offer quality products at the best prices on Mardel.com.”

Mardel and the Green family’s self-serving rants that it offers quality products “at the best prices,” are proven to be demonstrably false. In fact, Tables I, II and III  below clearly demonstrate that it bilks its customers by billing them as much as 10 times or $29.00 more for a book than it can be bought for on Amazon.com.

 

What makes this gouging particularly galling is the fact that the Greens and Hobby Lobby have the audacity to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that they have a religious right to discriminate against their female employees in regards to providing contraceptive coverage in their health care plans.

 

The only thing true about Hobby Lobby’s self-serving comments on its website is that they believe in “providing a return on the owner’s investment.” In this case, it is an unconscionable return and establishes that they are nothing more than greedy charlatans.

 

            Table I - $20 to $29 markups

Title

Author

Amazon

Hobby

Lobby

Christian

Savings

Going Rogue – CD

Palin

$0.99

$29.99

+ $29.00

Fifteen minutes – HC

Kingsbury

$6.97

$35.99

+ $29.02

Heroes proved – HC

North

$0.30

$26.00

+ $25.70

Wherever I wind up – HC

Dickey

$2.74

$26.95

+ $24.25

Through my eyes – HC

Tebow

$3.05

$26.99

+ $23.94

American son: memoir – HC

Rubio

$3.55

$26.95

+ $23.40

Darkness rising – HC

Wiehl

$3.74

$26.99

+ $23.25

Growing up Colt – HC

McCoy

$1.76

$24.99

+ $23.23

Sarah: Made in Alaska – HC

Heath

$1.98

$24.99

+ $23.01

Gentle giant dynamite – HC

Lee

$2.08

$24.99

+ $22.91

Implosion – HC

Rosenberg

$7.17

$26.99

+ $22.82

Dear Chandler – HC

Huckabee

$2.25

$24.95

+ $22.70

Walking on eggshells –HC

Chapman

$2.61

$25.00

+ $22.39

Rudy: my story – HC

Ruettiger

$2.67

$24.99

+ $22.32

Fields of grace – HC

Luce

$4.10

$25.00

+ $21.90

Beautiful Nate – HC

Mansfield

$1.40

$22.99

+ $21.59

Mrs. Lincoln’s rival – HC

Chiaverini

$5.40

$26.95

+ $21.55

Circle Series 4-in-1 – HC

Dekker

$9.99

$29.99

+ $20.00

Crossroads – HC

Young

$5.99

$26.99

+ $21.00

Fatherless – HC

Dobson

$4.00

$24.99

+ $20.99

Unstoppable – HC

Robles

$5.99

$26.00

+ $20.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Table I - $15 to $19 markups

Title

Author

Amazon

Hobby

Lobby

Christian

Savings

By faith, not by sight – HC

Macintyre

$0.30

$19.99

+ $19.69

Twilights last gleaming – HC

Jeffress

$3.31

$22.99

+ $19. 68

Faith/values of Palin – CD

Mansfield

$3.48

$22.99

+ $19.51

Kisses from Katie – HC

Davis

$4.74

$24.00

+ $19.26

Days like these – HC

Kristian

$0.94

$19.99

+ $19.05

Still Lolo – HC

Scruggs

$6.01

$24.99

+ $18.98

Robert Griffin III – HC

Kluck

$6.15

$24.99

+ $18.84

A matter of trust – HC

Wiehl

$8.44

$26.99

+ $18.55

Are you going kiss me – HC

Square

$4.63

$22.99

+ $18.36

Until we all come home – HC

Blecourt

$4.85

$22.99

+ $18.14

Be a better Dad today – HC

Slayton

$1.85

$19.99

+ $18.14

Finding moosewood– HC

Perkins

$4.96

$22.99

+ $18.03

Mormonizing America – HC

Mansfield

$5.00

$22.99

+ $17.99

Lincoln: war stories – HC

Wheeler

$5.58

$22.99

+ $17.41

American patriots – HC

Santorum

$0.01

$16.99

+ $16.98

Finally free – HC

Vick

$8.16

$24.99

+ $16.83

Damascus countdown – HC

Rosenberg

$10.17

$26.99

+ $16.82

The Whitney I knew – HC

Winans

$3.19

$19.99

+ $16.80

The happiest life – HC

Hewitt

$  3.98

$19.99

+ $16.01

A dream so big – HC

Peifer

$3.95

$19.99

+ $16.04

The charlatan – HC

Munroe

$4.05

$19.99

+ $15.94

My dad, Oral Roberts – HC

Roberts

$9.22

$24.99

+ $15.77

Lasting promise – PB

Stanley

$3.29

$18.95

+ $15.66

On Gods side – HC

Wallis

$6.47

$21.99

+ $15.52

Seven glorious days – PB

Gilberson

$2.49

$17.99

+ $15.50

Maxwell 3-in-1 – HC

Maxwell

$  1.50

$16.99

+ $15.49

Globequake – PB

Henley

$1.70

$16.99

+ $15.29

Humility – HC

Bobb

$9.72

$24.99

+ $15.27

Afloat – PB

Healey

$0.87

$15.99

+ $15.12

Fingernails chalkboard – PB

Cook

$1.99 1

$16.99

+ $15.00

Have new kid by Friday – HC

Leman

$2.99

$17.99

+ $15.00

 

 

 

 

 

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            Table I - $13 to $14 markups

Title

Author

Amazon

Hobby

Lobby

Christian

Savings

All pro Dad – PB

Merrill

$2.00

$16.99

+ $14.99

Prepared for a purpose – HC

Tuff

$10.00

$24.99

+ $14.99

Brandenburg: a thriller – PB

Meade

$1.00

$15.99

+ $14.99

Experiencing God – HC

Blackaby

$4.17

$18.99

+ $14.82

4 days forever marriage – HC

Smalley

$2.33

$16.99

+ $14.66

I am here – HC

Breen

$2.64

$16.99

+ $14.35

An Amish kitchen – PB

Wiseman

$1.73

$15.99

+ $14.26

God loves ugly – HC

Black

$5.84

$19.99

+ $14.15

Intentional parenting – PB

Goff

$1.96

$15.99

+ $14.04

A matter of trust – HC

Wiehl

$2.98

$16.99

+ $14.01

Expecting: – HC

Taviano

$2.14

$15.99

+ $13.85

A higher call – HC

Makos

$13.37

$26.95

+ $13.58

American son: memoir – PB

Rubio

$2.44

$16.00

+ $13.56

Creative correction – PB

Whelchel

$1.49

$14.99

+ $13.50

A bridge for all seasons – PB

Hatcher

$2.42

$15.99

+ $13.57

His needs, her needs – HC

Harley

$6.74

$19.99

+ $13.25

Decision points – PB

Bush

$4.97

$18.00

+ $13.03

 

 

 

 

 

 
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