2nd Hand Record Shop ettiquette

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2nd Hand Record Shop ettiquette

Postby spzretent » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Just had a little run in at one of my local record shops.
I moved a lot of vinyl around. If I buy things and they don't sell online w/in a given time I trade them in.
I had a nice copy of the Bee Gees Odessa double LP in the velvet sleeve. It had a sawcut. They gave me $3 in trade.
I walked in today and it is in the rare section for $50. So I called bullshit. Especially since I am in there 4 times a week. That however shouldn't matter. I told the owner who was not in the day I traded it in that it doesn't look good when things like this happen.
I am all for them making money on things I trade in. It is better for everyone. Since I was trading and not looking for cash they should give half of what they are going to sell it for. I always did when I had a shop. Unless the person came in and named their price. Then all the rules changed.
Oddly the owner's response was we'll probably wind up getting $30. I just shook my head and said I was given $3 in trade and then walked out.
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Re: 2nd Hand Record Shop ettiquette

Postby TheWarmth » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:23 pm

That's bullshit. You got screwed. Good for you for calling the guy out. Will you keep doing business with them?
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Re: 2nd Hand Record Shop ettiquette

Postby spzretent » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:01 pm

Yes. I make a small fortune out of this shop by their refusal to check on line pricing.
I would say it is karma but it isn't.
This was bullshit.
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