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Re: DH Baldwin/ Hailun Grand 178
Pottsy #2956588 03/12/20 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack Moody
I don't want to make anyone mad.

Then you're in the wrong place here, brother! (just kidding... no I'm not:) smile

I've seen many feathers ruffled here on PW over the years (including mine-:); and, sometimes over little or nothing.

And, sometimes you can make some folks mad at you just by showing up (ask me how I know this)... smile

On a lighter note, when it comes to buying, selling and negotiations, as someone else mentioned (j&j?) it can be an interesting and enjoyable experience; sort of a game/sport/challenge, if you will. Sometimes it's a game of matching wits, or a game of chance or exercising our communication skills and ability to persuade, or not.

And, sometimes you have to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. Years ago, I was in the mood for another old upright piano project. Saw a prospect fairly close to home on CL and called to make an appointment to see it. It was an old upright piano (Gulbranson?) in an old farmhouse, and the piano belonged to the daughter of the farmers, although she no longer lived at home with her parents.

To make a long story short, (which I'm not good at:-) I kind of liked the old piano, and made them an offer less than they were asking. The young woman, who was there at the time, said she didn't want to sell it for that price. I politely said OK, and thanks for showing me the piano. And, I left the piano in better condition than it was when I arrived because I took my tuning hammer to test the torque of a few tuning pins, and gave it quick tuning tweak to test the tightness of the tuning pins.

The owner seemed thrilled that the piano sounded better than it did when I arrived. Maybe that is why she didn't accept my offer. smile

Anyway, a couple of weeks later she called me and said she had decided to accept my offer on the piano. However, I had already bought another one after I looked at her's.

Moral of the story? Strike while the iron is hot, and make an offer before tuning... or not. smile

Rick


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Re: DH Baldwin/ Hailun Grand 178
Rickster #2956861 03/13/20 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Rickster
Originally Posted by Jack Moody
I don't want to make anyone mad.

Then you're in the wrong place here, brother! (just kidding... no I'm not:) smile

And, sometimes you can make some folks mad at you just by showing up (ask me how I know this)... smile

On a lighter note, when it comes to buying, selling and negotiations, as someone else mentioned (j&j?) it can be an interesting and enjoyable experience; sort of a game/sport/challenge, if you will. Sometimes it's a game of matching wits, or a game of chance or exercising our communication skills and ability to persuade, or not.


Rick


I find it hard to believe that you could make anyone mad. If they get angry with you, they were probably already mad😁

"Sometimes it's a game of matching wits, or a game of chance or exercising our communication skills and ability to persuade, or not."

This is exactly the way I see it. I have always told people that work for me that is easy to be polite and professional to people that like you. The real challenge is establishing communications with people who don't like you!

I'm comfortable with others disagreeing or wanting different things. I think this is key in negotiations. I love to solve problems and negotiating to buy or sell is so interesting. I've actually given a little at times because I recognize and appreciate the skills of a salesperson. I love watching a good salesperson work and try to persuade.

A guy sold me some $100+ blue jeans years ago. I went in because my wife wanted me to. I wasn't going to buy anything, but this guy kept bringing pants to the dressing room. He was fanatical. He said, if you were going out tonight, would you wear those jeans? I laughed and said, maybe. I dress well, but I'm a man, so it seemed overboard to me. He said, if you wouldn't then I haven't done my job. He asked questions, made recommendations and brought more pants.

I put one pair on and the guy was stoked! Yes, stoked about pants! He was a true salesman! He made me feel compelled to buy them. I respected his skills. I bought them and they turned out to be my favorite pants... EVER! I bought several other things from him over time. One day I went there and they said that Justin had moved to a nearby city to manage a store.

I was seriously happy for that guy to get promoted! He deserved it. I talked about driving 70 miles to buy pants, but I never made it.

I still have the pants, btw. They are patched, repaired, and beat to death. My wife hates it when I wear them, but sometimes I still have to. 😁 I love those pants.

Re: DH Baldwin/ Hailun Grand 178
Jack Moody #2956871 03/13/20 11:46 AM
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Funny, I’ve never bought any $100 jeans in my life. I’ve been wearing the same style of wrangler jeans for the last 35 or so years. Thankfully the same size as 35 years ago. Unfortunately it takes more exercise than ever to stay the same size.


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