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Subject  :  Yomud Bokche
Author  :  Steve Price
Date  :  09-27-1999 on 10:11 a.m.
sprice@hsc.vcu.edu Dear Friends, At ACOR-Chicago there was a wonderful Yomud bokche at the Dealer Fair. It had full pile, all the pompoms, and excellent colors. While haggling with the dealer over the price, I left it on a table. Another collector picked it up, looked at the tag, and told the dealer he would take it. The dealer said that if I would wrestle it out of the guy's hands, he'd sell it to me at the listed price. Otherwise, it was gone. I let it go. The buyer semi-apologized (he knew that the piece was under negotiation and had some guilt pangs, I guess). I told him that I got the better of it. He now owned the piece, and would see it as it really is - which, of course, was pretty neat. I, on the other hand, would have it only in my imagination, where it could grow better every year. And, it taught me to keep anything about which I am negotiating firmly in my possession until some outcome is reached. A few years later the buyer approached me and offered to sell the piece to me at a 50% profit over what he paid. I declined. I sort of vaguely recollect telling this story on a web board, perhaps Turkotek, once before. On the other hand, among my people it is generally agreed that anything worth saying is worth repeating a hundred times. Steve Price

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