|[AMRadio] WAS:Spy radio - Swapmeet and Auction Ethics|
bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Tue May 1 18:06:56 EDT 2007
I totally agree with you John - I quite often sell things to guys
for a price I know will move it fast. If they turn around and
sell it for more, what do I care? It happens all the time!
If I bought something for $20 amd sell it for $50 and the
buyer then sells it for $100, WHY should I grumble?
> On Tue, 1 May 2007, Jim Wilhite wrote:
> > In the past couple of years I have refused to sell stuff to guys like this,
> > and there seems to be plenty of them. When they offer much less than I want,
> > I tell them it is as easy to take home as it is to carry the money. If they
> > want it, the price marked is what they will pay. People who buy for
> > themselves are a different story. I will dicker with them.
> I like the oft-rpeated "$100!?!?!?! Dang man! I kin git a buncha these
> fer $7.50 a-piece!!"
> To which I reply - "Hey, here's $250 cash... bring back a carton of 'em
> and we'll split the profits.."
> > What rattles my cage is a fest will have set up times for vendors. They do
> > not allow anyone else in the building. These jerks go around a buy stuff from
> HEY!! I resemble that description! ;}
> > each other before anyone else has a chance. I also refuse to sell to those
> > types before the fest opens.
> I respectfully disagree here, Jim - some of my best, 'no-nonsense' deals
> are always with the other vendors before the Masses are unleashed. And,
> if I sell a vendor something for $100 - and he takes it to his table and
> then gets $200 for it - well, then - we both got our asking price, and we
> both made money.
> As long as you have gotten 'value' for your Item, what does it matter
> who the parties in the transaction were? My 200 millidollar, at any
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