Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Hiddendragon, Jul 27, 2010.
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Seriously, I tend to dispute the grade more than the price, I do not mind paying a fair price, but I want a coin that I feel is solid for the grade.
On low end purchases I tend not to dispute anything
"The price is good, its just the wrong grade."
I wouldn't call it haggling though. I agree the best & most common way is for someone to just ask what is the best they can do on this item.I dont really go back & forth on prices. It does really depend on how long I have had an item,what I paid for it , & then how you approach the transaction.
Remember -it is what it is ,take it or leave it. There will ALWAYS be another coin at some point that you will like or want more.
I buy all of my coins at shows and I've gotten good at asking what they would be willing to do on a coin, and I think just about every time, they reduce the price that's listed on the 2X2. I'm sure that there have been occasions, probably more than I'd like to admit, in which I've paid more than I should but I have enough knowledge that I know I am not getting totally ripped off.
I understand what your saying, but I disagree. Now, If I wanted to become a coin dealer, and I didn't like to wheel and deal, then it would be correct to say that I was in the wrong business. But to say that I am in the wrong hobby isn't fair. Maybe I am overpaying and as a result am not a great investor or deal maker, but I still enjoy collecting coins.
I'll continue looking forward to the coin shows, getting to know the dealers and learning about coins. I'm a good customer and most good business people know not to take advantage of a good customer. Really, I am not naive, I know when someone is trying to take advantage of me and I won't buy from them.
Also, I hear a lot of haggling at shows and to be honest what I mostly hear is the dealer saying "no sorry, I can't do that"
One thing I find really funny or ironic is that if somebody offers $20 for something marked $25 and the seller just accepts the offer, the buyer always walks away wondering if they could've done better, or will try to do better by asking for something else. This brings me to the conclusion, as a seller, that you never cave too easy, or the buyer will not be happy. So be careful how you make your offers as a buyer, and never cave too easy as a seller.
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