Originally Posted by AR10
I am a retired pawnbroker. In my store, there was always things to see. It was full of good clean items everybody wanted. How did I maintain an inventory? My prices were high. I knew they were high. Sometimes higher than new price.
The last thing I wanted was an empty, unstocked store. I wanted a shop where you walked in, and it was Christmas day.
Did I piss people off at my prices? Who cares. I sold stuff right and left, paid the bills, and had a great living.
CTD is just making a living in times when fools elected a Kenyan to run (ruin) America.
Would you rather visit their site and they had zero inventory? I prefer prices be high, so there are choices available for my cash money. No choices in an empty store is the worst thing, that serves no one.
Pawn shops are notorious for preying on the misfortune of people. Buy at under 50% of the true value then sell at 110% and trying to make people believe that is a good deal. There are exceptions to this rule and it's shops that are the exception that get my money. Your logic says I should sell a Bersa for 700 bucks because I only have one and don't want to run out.
Basically there are two types of businesses.Those that work on lower profit per piece and try to sell more or those that sell at the highest profit and sell less. Is either wrong? Not for me to say. But I don't like paying more than something is worth so I stay away from the places that attempt to make me pay more.
I'm willing to bet that you do not go to a store and pay more just because you support their desire to keep things on the shelf. I don't see you looking at ads and seeing who charges more and jumping in the car all too ready to give away more money than you need to on a daily basis. Or maybe you do, I've heard people use less logic in their finances. 10.00 a gal gas sound good to you? I'll still pay the lower amount as long as I can
There's nothing wrong with making a profit. That's what businesses do. But at some point there has to be a sense of conscience.
But maybe you're right, they [CTD] are just trying to make sure they have plenty of stock. I'll do my part to make sure any place that has such practices have more stock by not lowering it with my money. I'll be expecting a thank you letter from CTD for my help in their cause