"when it charges two or three or 10 times the normal market value of the items" Are you sure? Thats quite a statement and if that was the case we would be reading the ComCom article on it.
As I see it they are bound to charge more than what any of us could source at Countdown, The Warehouse, etc. And they get the use of the money. And they probably buy the goods at bulk prices, or in the caase of tech, old stock prices. But I cannot see it being 2X, 3X or 10X market value
Valid observation. I was exaggerating to make a point. But operations like Chrisco do charge way too much for what they offer. This is not value for money, which is what those who use such services actually need.