Art of the Deal
Things are not what they seem.
We went to an art fair in the square. (In Prescott, there is something in the court house square every weekend, all Summer long.)
My wife loves this one artist and fell in love with a painting he did of the Grand Canyon.
By the way, the artist is another Californian that moved to Prescott. He graduated from Long Beach State.
They wanted $850 for the painting. I didn’t want to pay that much, but I love my wife and I would pay anything to leave with that painting.
It had a frame on it that we weren’t in love with, so I asked if we could buy it for $50 less without the frame.
No, they said. He buys the frames in bulk and gets a really good deal on them, so no, they couldn’t take any money off by selling it without the frame.
OK. Well, we’re going to buy the painting. I told the girl in the booth that we were going to buy it, no matter what.
We love his work. We love this painting. We are buying this painting.
But, I just have to ask, could you give us a better price on the painting?
I tell her that we are buying it anyway, she doesn’t have to give us a better price, but I just wanted to ask.
I told her she didn’t have to lower the price. I used my words and said exactly that.
What was her response? Continue reading How To Set The Right Asking Price