Originally Posted by waltcesca
LOL!! Alright, I REALLY need ALL of your help!!! Recently (yesterday and day before) my wife was met with 'silly' statement's like 'Why are your items soo cheap? What's wrong with them?!?' Or , 'I will rather pay ,ore for something of BETTER quality!' (Note: the item in question is a handmade Afghan rug, the quality is BETTER than the price we have listed!!!)
I think we should post a placard stating something like,
'While we endeavor to keep our price low for you, IF you do not feel comfortable paying so little, please let us know so that we can adjust the price UPWARD so that you will feel better about the purchase - Management'
What do YOU guys think?
Well, Walt, that reminds me of a joke my Granddad White told the family and I when I was a teenager.
Now mind you, I am not great at telling jokes but I will give this a shot. The joke went something like this:
A rich man from back east arrives in a small western frontier town by stagecoach, buys a horse, and then goes to a local tack store to buy riding gear.
“… $2.00 for the saddle blanket….” But before the store keeper could go on to the next item, the newly arrived city dude interrupts.
“Hold on a second, I only want the best for my horse and a $2.00 saddle blanket just is not good enough. Do you have any better quality saddle blankets?”
“No sir, we only have one kind of saddle blanket and they sell for $2.00,” says the store keeper.
“Well, that just is not good enough, says the rich dude with a bit of haughtiness in his voice, do you have anything better stored in your backroom?”
“No sir, this is all we have and these are good quality saddle blankets. You are not likely to find anything better around here.”
“That just is not good enough for the horse I just bought, could you please go in your back storeroom to see if you have anything better?”
“Yes sir, I can check for you,” the store keeper says doing his best to keep is composure. In the backroom, the store keeper switches saddle blanket with the top blanket on the same stack that the first saddle blanket came from, then brings it out to the customer. “Here you are sir, it turns out we do have another saddle blanket for you, this one sells for $5.00.”
“Only $5.00, I am afraid that is still not good enough for my new horse. It is a fine pure bread stallion and I only want the best for him. Can you please find something better?”
“Yes sir, says the store keeper, I’ll go back and see what I can find.” After switching saddle blankets from the next one down in the same stack, the store owner goes back up front to the customer. “Here you go sir, this fine blanket sells for $15.00.”
“Well, that is getting better, but that still is not good enough for my horse, can you please find something better? Make sure it is your best, I only want the best for my horse.”
“Yes sir, I will check for you.” Again the store keeper goes into the back room, switches back to the first $2.00 blanket that the customer rejected, then goes back out front. “Here you are sir, this fine saddle blanket sells for $40.00. This is our absolute best and you will not fine a better quality saddle blanket anywhere in this territory.”
“I will take it!” said the city slicker from back east. He pays the store keeper, gathers his tack, and leaves the store with a big smile of victory on his face. He knew that old man store keeper had been holding out, so he stood his ground until he got the first rate quality he deserved.
Anyway, the story went something like that.