When Susannah and Eddie Dean and Jake Chambers came to his store to buy some supplies, he tried to overcharge them. They refused to over-pay and bartered him down. Took lost a great deal of goodwill in the town over the incident.
He was opposed to asking the gunslingers to stand against the Wolves. He would have declined no matter what because the General Store had been burned to the ground in the past when the town attenoted to stand against the Wolves.