I was expecting to get a quote and decide then and there if the prices were right for me, just as I would if i were buying at a shop that priced items as you went along (not my preferred way to buy, but it does happen sometimes, especially if you ask for particular items that aren't out on display). However, the clerk who was helping me deferred to the "coin guy" who was wrapping up a cataloguing project in the back. He took my phone number and told me he'd call back with prices. I was pretty happy with the items I bought. There was a high ratio of rarer dates & unusual VAMS (as noted in this thread https://www.cointalk.com/threads/a-few-silver-dollars-howd-i-do.361541/ ) and I hope that the remaining unpriced coins have more of the same. However, I never got a call. A week later, I was in the same area and dropped in to make sure that they hadn't lost my number. The shop's "coin expert" was there, but he apologized that he hadn't gotten around to getting a quote for me. He said something about being in the middle of taking over for a previous employee & trying to reconcile the records system. In short, my read of the situation is that he's leery of underpricing items when he doesn't know how much was paid for them & also doesn't want to leave money on the table by undervaluing them. Since that's exactly what I'm hoping he does, it's not a baseless concern. I'm sympathetic of this (even though I try to avoid price anchoring with my own collection - it can be a trap). In my opinion, any given coin is only worth what the market will bear at its next sale. Plus, I neither want to come on too strong (causing him to raise the prices) nor be disrespectful of the "your shop, your rules" standard. So, my question is this - how long would you wait for a pricing answer? And is there a polite way to communicate that the clock is ticking?