I'm with you guys. I kept visiting a shop to see this one snake. It was in a small, tall, oval shaped "reptile" container with no hide and no water. The guy knew very little about snakes and tried to "inform" me about them. He said that the snakes aren't there long enought to need water or hides. My first encounter with this snake was in April... it's still there now.
And they charge crazy prices for these poor sick animals, like 4 or 5 times what we pay from a breeder.
It's pretty sick.