Not having any experience with the store the OP is tlaking about, I can say for certain that they are charging over $100 more for the "sale price" on the Beretta PX4 storm than the "regular price" was when I bought mine last year.
Folks may not agree with the "supply and demand" therory of pricing models, but you can't avoid the relaity that it exists. All you can do is choose to either buy or not buy. *****ing about the pricing model serves no real purpose.
It was not a threat. It was an exaggerated response to an uncompromising stance. I was taught never to make a threat unless you are prepared to carry it out and I am not a fan of carrying anything. Even watching other people carrying things makes me uncomfortable. Mainly because of the possibility they may ask me to help.