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The sad answer is yes. A business can refuse to sell you an item if the feel your purchase history suggests you are going out and reselling the items you purchase. This can be common place in Walmart, grocery stores, and other well-known and some not so well known franchises. There are records and cases in which small stores such as gas stations or certain "mom and pop" stores buy from huge franchises instead of suppliers, and then resell the goods they purchase at higher prices. Unless a Business is a supplier most of them do not like other companies making a profit by reselling goods purchased at their store. Though the Larger franchises such as Walmart, and Kroger usually have a Buying limit, meaning they limit how much of each item you can buy at any given time. Some other stores will refuse to sell items to you if their records indicate you are purchasing duplicates of multiple items very often.