Member Blogs > ten pound island book company"What's your best price?" – In praise of bottom feeders

  • Sun, 26 Jul 2020 02:32:54    Permalink
    “What’s your best price?” – In praise of bottom feeders

    There’s been a lot of talk this weekend on the ABAA and IOBA chat lines concerning the phrase, “What’s your best price?” The original poster shared his answer to this perennial question on the several Discuss lists, and most of the regulars pitched in with answers, anecdotes, and advice.

    It’s a question every book dealer has heard, and responses to the original email were as varied as the  responding dealers themselves. We were treated to canned lectures about the dignity of the trade, stories of hundred dollar bills thrown back in the faces of bargain hunters, encouraging explanations, canny empathy, smart-ass comebacks, and wise old lectures to fledgling dealers.

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