here are the scenarios, simplified as much as humanly possible.
you pay $20 for something that henry pays $5 for. together, you have both attained the desired $25 item.
this was agreed upon by both of you and you're ok that you have to pay $20 where he only pays $5.
you later find out that the person who charged the $25 dollars for the item didn't actually charge $25, but instead only charged $20. so you payed $20 where you found out henry paid $0.
but since you still paid the amount you agreed to, the fact that henry paid nothing shouldn't matter, right? or wrong..
how do you feel about this? i ask because it's a simplified version of some serious real world shit that goes down.