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One of the shorts in this week's issue is about bargaining. Some truly
bizarre things were said about this subject recently in this
newsgroup. Here's something, on the other hand, that's truly funny
about it, a true story from a dealer, again from E-Sylum. I'm
A collector comes to the dealer's table at a coin show and asks about
a particular coin. The dealer says it's $8 and indicates that the
price is firm. The collector tries to bargain but to no avail. The
same collector tries the same thing with the same coin at the same
price at the following month's coin show, also with the same result.
The month after that, at the same show, the same collector asks for
the price of the same coin. This time the dealer says $12. The
collector offers $10. Deal!