Originally Posted by 89826
Everybody wants to find a bargain. But think about this. If you find a bargain, that means the seller is making a gift to you. Perhaps he or she is doing that with eyes wide open, but probably not. It means you are taking advantage of someone who is less informed than you.
What if the shoe were on the other foot? Is it so unthinkable to pay a fair price?
I had a conversation with my 11 y/o son earlier today, he wants to profit trading crap on his video game, he's been "scammed" and was talking about scamming the scammers. I made a point about being honest, and said it's OK to "agree" to a trade even if you win, but not OK to lie or cheat. If some barn owner wants to sell his $100K car for $30K, not my job to argue with him, that's not dishonest. Yeh, I'd love to find one of those "barn finds" as a steal, like my neighbor per my post above. Yeh, I think they are still out there among all us aging dinosuars who grew up in the 50's.