I had some on-the-newer-side Tamiya tank kits priced at 20 bucks, which I thought was pretty good, and a couple guys didn't quibble all, but I would have knocked a couple bucks off just to move 'em out; I even have a sign that says "Don't see a price? Ask. Don't like a price? Ask." Heck, I think I wanted $25 for a Hasegawa Ju88 and when a guy offered 20, I said "Sure."
But this guy and his buddy were the kind that stand in front your table forever fondling the box contents and then say "15 dollars" with a stupid grin. So before I counter offer he says "Someone started it!" Confused, I look in the box (the sprues were unbagged) and one part, one part(!) is loose, so I basically just say all right gimme fifteen, and hope to get rid him, but then he comes back and tries get one of those newer stupid-expensive Italeri kits for 10 bucks, which I shut down post-haste, then he spots another kit that's clearly marked as having extra parts and figures removed (NOT parts for the tank itself) and he tries the same 15 dollar thing, I say "How about 18--it's a killer deal" and sticks with 15, so I say "Gimme 16 bucks and it's yours" but with the same stupid grin he says "It's missing parts--and it's only a dollar difference" (no, jerkwad, it's 5 dollars). By this time I should have said "You know what? I think I'll keep it and build it myself", but also by this time my buddy says sotto voce "I'll offer you 20 bucks right in front of the guy and shut him down" but they wander off and disappear. It was only a lunch break because they reappear with a third guy who has "heard" about the good price and I finally give up just to get the a-holes outta there, then kick myself for not just putting the darn kit behind the table. Another guy was insulting in his low ball offer on a killer deal on a Dragon tank kit, so he's hardly worth mentioning; the art of of deal-making is totally lost on some guys, and I wonder in what situations they were raised in....
Wow, I needed to vent, huh? You can bet at the next show I sell at I'll ignore "that" guy.
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