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  • I would take a look but his appearance would put me off

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  • I would buy from him

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  • I would worry the gold was real

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  • I wouldn't go anywhere near him or his stall

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  • His appearance would not put me off

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    Buying FG Poll

    I'd appreciate all views and please be honest....

    Imagine this scenario....

    You are at a Market In an uptown area. An expensive market selling furnature, antiques etc.

    Every stall seller Is smartly dressed. The women are In dress's, the men In suits. The buyers are the smart casual dressed type with money to spend.

    One stall Is selling genuine gold jewellery, gold sovereigns, gold krugerrands and diamond rings.
    The stall holder has business cards on the table showing a mobile phone number.
    He Is wearing a vest, track suit bottoms, shaven headed, covered up the arms and neck In tattoo's. He Is dripping In gold from his neck, wrists and every finger. His wife Is wearing an old track suit.

    Would you buy from him?

    Please be honest.

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    Re: Buying FG Poll

    Depends on his prices.

    How would you warranty the genuine nature of his wares?
    "Learn from the mistakes of others---you can never live long enough to make them all yourself."
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    Re: Buying FG Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Depends on his prices.

    How would you warranty the genuine nature of his wares?
    Reasonable prices based on current gold value. All Items hallmarked.

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    Re: Buying FG Poll

    I wouldn't but I am a tight ass.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Buying FG Poll

    His style of dress would not put me off much.
    I would be more leery if he was in a three-piece suit in such a venue.

    The biggest thieves dress very well.
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    Re: Buying FG Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    His style of dress would not put me off much.
    I would be more leery if he was in a three-piece suit in such a venue.

    The biggest thieves dress very well.
    That's very Interesting. Thanks

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    Re: Buying FG Poll

    Can you be sure of any goods sold at an open market?

    The dress would not put me off but the use of a mobile 'phone number would ring alarm bells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Can you be sure of any goods sold at an open market?

    The dress would not put me off but the use of a mobile 'phone number would ring alarm bells.
    Well I bought a Teapot there for £14 on the guess It was worth more... hunch paid off and It's going on E bay starting £49.99 tonight... I digress..

    I'll explain the situation...we know a guy, a lovely guy, he really Is the salt of the earth who's gone Into buying and selling gold. He's also an extremely honest guy. He's been doing these market stalls now for some time and just doesn't sell anything. Yet on Sunday, another stall selling gold rings and who's sellers were dressed very smartly had people buying like bee's around a pot. We have watched people walk up to our guy's stall, take one look at him and walk on yet he has some beautiful stuff for sale.
    He's been asking Peter what he's doing wrong and we believe It's the tacky business cards and his appearance. We have tried explaining to him that people buy people ( Peter and I were both In sales and marketing for years). He;s going to very up market markets In Bath, not some old car boot sale. We've tried telling him that If he's going to be a professional Jeweller, he has to look the part and cover up the tattoo's, dress smart and not look like Mr T gone mad In a gold factory.
    Now... we could be wrong... but he's just not selling so It has to be something and we don't think It's his prices. I'm a great believer In sales that first Impressions count... what do you think ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Sellotape View Post
    Well I bought a Teapot there for £14 on the guess It was worth more... hunch paid off and It's going on E bay starting £49.99 tonight... I digress..

    I'll explain the situation...we know a guy, a lovely guy, he really Is the salt of the earth who's gone Into buying and selling gold. He's also an extremely honest guy. He's been doing these market stalls now for some time and just doesn't sell anything. Yet on Sunday, another stall selling gold rings and who's sellers were dressed very smartly had people buying like bee's around a pot. We have watched people walk up to our guy's stall, take one look at him and walk on yet he has some beautiful stuff for sale.
    He's been asking Peter what he's doing wrong and we believe It's the tacky business cards and his appearance. We have tried explaining to him that people buy people ( Peter and I were both In sales and marketing for years). He;s going to very up market markets In Bath, not some old car boot sale. We've tried telling him that If he's going to be a professional Jeweller, he has to look the part and cover up the tattoo's, dress smart and not look like Mr T gone mad In a gold factory.
    Now... we could be wrong... but he's just not selling so It has to be something and we don't think It's his prices. I'm a great believer In sales that first Impressions count... what do you think ?
    Fine, dress up to make an impression but unless I thought that there was a fixed base to go back to I would not buy - the business card has to be believable and trust does not come with a flash suit.

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    Re: Buying FG Poll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Fine, dress up to make an impression but unless I thought that there was a fixed base to go back to I would not buy - the business card has to be believable and trust does not come with a flash suit.
    So do you think If he stuck to the one market Instead of flitting about trying out others, people would see him there every week and that would make a difference? That could be the answer.

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