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Old 09-08-2018, 08:22 PM
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Default PLEASE don't EVER do this to someone at the card shop/cards show......(i.e. ZIP IT)

So I'm at one of my favorite LCS today picking out a few cards for personal collection but also resale purposes. We have a pretty good report over the years and while his prices are usually HIGH END retail he and I have come to an understanding that I don't pay those prices, so long as I buy a larger lot of cards. I typically pick up some off-grade stuff, random miscuts, etc. and so it is in his best interest and mine to come up with a price that works for both us....and for the most part it usually works out.

Anyway, today I had my usual pile of this stuff and as he is flipping through them considering my offer this LOUDMOUTH regular watching the transaction decides to have diarrhea of the mouth and run his mouth on and on about how TOUGH the '61 high numbers I have picked out are to get, especially compared to the '62s, etc. and a couple other pearls of wisdom. Anyway, by the end of the deal, my shop owner buddy needless to say seem slightly disappointed with my offer price, probably in part by HOW TOUGH THESE 61 HIGH NUMBERS were according to the jabber-jaw in the peanut gallery...

Am I right to be upset? I shot an ugly luck towards the blabber-mouth but also wanted to give a swift kick to the cajones.... Am I overreacting????
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:58 PM
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no you're not overreacting. I see this at shows and have even caught myself wanting to show off my knowledge and then realize it might screw up a transaction and managed to keep my big mouth shut.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:17 PM
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Pat - you are spot on. If it was me, I would have - not so politely - told him to just STFU or go outside. Just another basically rude MF who doesn't know the rules.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:36 PM
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Probably had an empty wallet to go with his big mouth as well
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:46 PM
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Guy was an ass.
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Pat - Why didn't you say what Tom Cruise says, "Sometimes you gotta say WTF" and then kick him ?

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Old 09-08-2018, 10:03 PM
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Some people have to show how smart they are. Plus sticking his useless opinion into your business. So... STFU.

I've learned it's OK for someone to tell you something you already know, and to actually let them tell you. It makes them feel good, and what's wrong with that?
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Heck, if i'd've been in your shoes, I might've given him a hit Jack Lambert would've been proud of!


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You also could've called him out and said if "they're so rare" I guess you're a buyer at 20% more than I'm offering!!" - he either has to pony up and buy them to support his opinion in which case perhaps you lose that deal, but maybe score some points with the owner - or he pipes down, because I notice many times when guys feel a need to run their mouths - is a very different story if they need to back it up with their $$$.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:49 AM
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I had something similar happen at a show years ago. A dealer had three raw high grade 60s Mantle cards I was interested in. As we were trying to make a deal another guy started running his mouth like your guy did. I listened for a couple minutes then handed the cards back to the dealer and told him I would be back when the idiot left. 30 minutes later I went back and we made a deal.
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