Ok here's how it happened:
I went to Sim Lim Square to upgrade my iBook RAM and buy a pair of Apple in-ear headphones for my iPod Shuffle.
I got my iBook lovingly done up by the nice people at SGL (I am not the only one who thinks they're nice people.)
Its near the entrance to the overhead bridge. Mac Owners, You cannot go wrong if you buy from there. However, SGL do not have stock for the headphones.
So I browsed around Sim Lim looking at the hideous Music players (clue: Creative Zen) on sale. I came to this shop, at the ground floor (clue: near the escalator). It looked professional, nice uniformed sales staff, selling everything from cameras to laptops to Music players.
I asked one staff manning the crowded music-player booth about the price of their Apple in-ear headphones. I remember the recommended retail price for this is $68 dollars.
Do you know what the salesman said? It'll cost me $75. No one sells above Apple recommended price. No one. Un-frickin-beliveable.
I don't know, if there is anything wrong with the retail scene here, especially for electronic goods, in Sim Lim Sq, its that it is sold by unscrupulous ah bengs that just want to earn a fast buck.
Maybe I just look like a tourist.