Everyone likes a bargain. I do, too. Whenever I hear a buyer of expensive toys, such as audio components, say that they have to get a bigger discount because they have a tight budget and can’t afford a couple of hundred bucks more, I have to laugh. Are they giving up food to buy a new preamp? Are their children going without shoes or schoolbooks because their new cables cost too much? Is their spouse flipping burgers for some new speakers?
These folks should lower their sights when they shop and stay within their budget instead of beating up honest sellers. This behavior undercuts everyones’ sales and hurts the market for gear. Remember this: today a buyer, tomorrow a seller. You buy fair and you will sell fair. Let’s not make buying audio a bad investment.
We are all trying to get by with the most gear for the least cost. However, please respect your audio brothers and sisters and let them enjoy this hobby, too.