Open-ended Apple "collection" on eBay
chenmel at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 14 20:18:20 CDT 2005
On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 18:13:13 +0000
Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 13:51 -0400, chris wrote:
> > >Yep, one of my local recyclers is like that. I think they assume
> > >that anyone who appears to be knowledgeable about what they have is
> > >immediately going to take their junk and make a fortune selling it.
> > >Tell them that it's worthless in financial terms and they think
> > >you're lying; tell them that you absolutely will not sell it on and
> > >they still think you're lying. I haven't figured out a way of
> > >dealing with that class of people yet :-(
> > Bring your SO along, pretend to spot the item and say "Oh look
> > honey, this is just like the <insert item here> we were using when
> > we met". Then have your SO say "Oh, we simply MUST buy it"
> > Then offer the guy 50% of what you really are willing to pay for it.
> > Watch the dollar signs roll in his eyes as you haggle your way up to
> > the amount you were willing to pay.
> Heh :) That probably only works once for one item though - I'm not
> sure of a good strategy for the situations where they get piles of
> retro stuff every week given to them and they just scrap it for gold
You revise the script slightly. She says 'that looks just like the big
pile of equipment in your apartment when we met. . .'
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