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Why do dealers get offended...
CharlieMember, Administrator, Moderator, Game MasterPosts: 6,152admin
When a buyer tries to negotiate a lower price. Posters are not commodities and if a collector is not trying to find items for the lowest cost he can, he should be ashamed. A true collector should strive to maximize his resources to the efficiency of his collecting goals. Why pay $100 for one poster and have to skip the second, when you could attempt to negotiate to buy both for the $100.
I may be a different collector in this regard but why is this concept shocking to dealers??? It is really the only truly efficient and smart way to collect.
I got slammed by some by a self absorbed (whispering under my breath “an Aussie”) collector/trader/seller the other day for questioning why sellers insist on stating that people not waste their time with low offers. Who cares if you get a low offer - just say “no”!
What it really amounts to is people tend to price based on what “they” think their wares are worth rather than a true value based on what an efficient collector would pay. And when a brave collector finally stands up and basically says “I want that but I only think it is worth X” the dealer calls them an idiot.
Yeah I understand it can go both ways - a dealer wants to maximize profits. But honestly, from experience, if you are trying to sell posters at a fixed price - you probably aren’t doing it as a sole source of income. Especially if you aren’t willing to negotiate and you think of your buyers as idiots.
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