My son got his yellow belt in karate, so we said we'd reward him.
He chose an Angry Bird's Lego set, out of production. I saw $89 / free shipping eBay, new sealed in box, got it.
Was like $120 on amazon blah blah blah
Then I found something where it was $50 when brand new.
That's not me at all, I didn't know lol I would not have ordered it if I had known--I don't pay over list or face value for anything.
I collected some CDs that are $28 face value, but shot up to $130, and people buy them. Again, not me....but oddly I've not opened some of them as if I'm a collector...
I don't call it over paying. I call it what I'm willing to pay for an item. You can almost always get something cheaper than you paid for it if you keep looking, but how long do you look before you decide I want it so I'll pay x amount of $.
Not if I can help it.
I have my go to stores but I always search for others.
see your point. Lego is plain expensive, don't have any issue there. But I guess I don't truly believe in the "limited edition" or these things go up in value. So if I had known that the Lego store sold it for $50 in 2016, I would not have been willing to pay $89 yesterday...I just didn't know....
To your point, I had no way of valuing the item so I had no number in my mind of what I would be willing to pay.
Folks paying thousands of dollars over msrp on cars these days.
I had to shop long and hard to find a dealer selling below msrp (~8%). No one local, few hours away.
I've done it before, sometimes I was willing and sometimes I was unaware. I try to avoid it though.
Never pay retail!
I'm not a car shopper, but I was browsing online at cars and seeing list price $109k, with surcharge total $124k, and was thinking, what's that mean? This was prior to my noticing there aren't any cars on the lots....even if I were able to get such a car, there's no way I'd pay over list. Because I always have the option to keep driving the same car.
On the other hand it's a market. Back in 1997 I was looking at Toyota Camrys. There was a black 5 speed coming in and so the guy told me $500 off list. I said that's it? I was thinking maybe $6k off list? he laughed
I remember the guy said you're a nice young man, so let me explain. How many Camry's did you see on the lot? I said none.
So the gentleman said that's right, people are buying these cars sight unseen. I don't have to give you anything off, I only have this black 5 speed left from the current allocation. It's available because most people aren't interested in a 5 speed CE, they want loaded automatics.
Luckily I didn't buy a Camry, 1 year later I got a Maxima and it was $6,500 off list. stick too.
always overpay for everything?
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