I realize that at times words and their meanings can be such pesky things but, like Craig, when you used the word "fleeced", especially after mentioning the much higher prices that Andris charges, and also knowing that you are a very cost conscious consumer, I assumed that you were referring to price fleecing.
However, now that I see your entire response, you will no doubt help many of our members who are considering purchasing a steel plate, irrespective of its price. Maybe you can start a new thread covering all aspects of the purchase and use of a steel plate, along the lines of your last post but perhaps supplemented with the metal type, ways of finding suppliers, etc. , so that we can refer members to that thread when questions arise regarding the purchase or use of a steel plate. If complete enough, I could also make the thread a sticky.