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OfflineSketchyTX05
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Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips?
    #4523354 - 08/11/05 08:07 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I have not tried mushrooms yet. I've been reading of them for ages, but I have never known the right people, and when I did I had no money. So, now things have opened up for me. I know a guy who always has shrooms, and I trust him as a dealer himself (being pretty good acquaintences), but he's raping my wallet with the prices of his home grown shrooms.

Fifteen dollars a gram.

That's right, wipe off the water you just spit out of your mouth. My wallet is getting raped. When I asked him what the price would be a week ago (I haven't bought them yet, I just wanted to know so I could plan) I didn't know what the average price was. 15 dollars sounded relatively reasonable to me, not knowing the truth of the matter.

I'm picking up some weed from him tonight, and I want to see if I can get that price lowered. After I tell you guys what I think would be an alright idea, let me know, and if you don't give me some alternatives.


I was considering telling him that if he sold them to me for 15 dollars a gram, I would only buy two grams, but if he sold them to me for 10 dollars, I would buy 5 grams. (Which, I want five grams anyway, so if I got them for 15 bucks it would be about 75 bucks).

What do you guys think?


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: SketchyTX05]
    #4523361 - 08/11/05 08:09 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: SketchyTX05]
    #4523368 - 08/11/05 08:11 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

If you don't like his prices, tell him what you'd pay for them. If he doesn't want to sell just grow your own. It's easy.


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OfflineSketchyTX05
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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: gdman]
    #4523370 - 08/11/05 08:12 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Can't grow my own. I live with my dad right now until October.


Any other tips for lowing the price?


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OfflineBigBallZMaN
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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: SketchyTX05]
    #4523392 - 08/11/05 08:19 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Tell him that is a fuckin rip off. Tell him that you will pay at the most $30 for an 8th (3.5 grams)
If he says no, tell him you want to buy an ounce. He should give you a good price on them then. If he says no, or still tries to dick u around, go to a new dealer. Dont put up with that type of shit. Theres always more dealers, and theres always better ones. Fags to sell them for $15 a gram should be fuckin shot. They arent worth that much and I have never heard of anyone selling them for that. Chances are he is trying to fuck you over, or hes a fag either way to everyone, or hes selling bunk shit and just wants to make some quick cash, or he is going to rip u off by not getting u anything, or geting something for himself and selling that for a faggish price to someone else.


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Offlinescatmanrav
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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: BigBallZMaN]
    #4523467 - 08/11/05 08:37 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Problem is, hes probably just growing small amounts and fucking them up, so probably doesnt even have that much, and thats why their so expensive. I'd tell him 15 is a bit pricey and you dont want them if their that much, but if he'll do them for 10 a gram you'll take 5. He'll do it or he wont. Most people have prices set for a reason though and wont budge, theres always someone else to sell it to. But maybe this is a case of him just trying to get some extra money for you and he might do it. It could also be, if you only asked for prices on a gram, that thats what he sell a GRAM for. single gram is a pain in the ass and more expensive, but an 1/8th or a quarter, or 5 grams, might come with a deal. Like if bud is "20 bucks a gram", 7 grams isnt usually 140 bucks..if it is, fuck it..


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4523493 - 08/11/05 08:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I'm agreeing with scat on this one, your guy may have just misunderstood you, $35 an 1/8 is the most you should go as it is the standard, in my opinion though, i would even go $40 if your that hard up for them, its more than i would ever pay, but for a first timer with no alternative connections, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do...


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OfflineSketchyTX05
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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: Amygdala]
    #4523503 - 08/11/05 08:46 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

You guys have been very helpful, as I would expect from this community. I wish I could give you all some positive ratings, but, I'll need a few more posts to be able to do that.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: SketchyTX05]
    #4523520 - 08/11/05 08:51 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I've never paid more than $5 a gram, you're getting hosed.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: SketchyTX05]
    #4523524 - 08/11/05 08:53 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

That's ridiculous.

Just wait till you can grow your own or find a different connection.

That's a huge rip off.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4523541 - 08/11/05 08:56 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Most I've ever seen on my campus was 30$ for an 1/8th

15$/g is obscene


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: Euphoria]
    #4523604 - 08/11/05 09:14 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Euphoria said:
I've never paid more than $5 a gram, you're getting hosed.




damn straight, $20 an 1/8th is a good deal, never have gone above those prices, except once at a festival i was offered $30 before asked a price so i took the $30.

what the hell is wrong with people? no way would i ever consider paying that much for some fungus. especially after seeing how easy it actually is to do your own. when you are away from dad get at it, you won't be sorry. unless you are stupid and the man comes and gets ya.

peace  :eek:


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: backupwards]
    #4523636 - 08/11/05 09:27 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

So the best way to deal with this guy is to tell him straight up that I'm not going to pay those outrageous prices...


I will pay 50 bucks for 5 grams
Or 60 bucks for 2/8ths (Which, I realize is still expensive, but if he is asking as much as he is, how far down do you expect him to go?)


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: SketchyTX05]
    #4523698 - 08/11/05 09:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

well seeings as you are his custy, he is going to ask for those prices. yeah i would tell him straight up that he is asking way too much, but then again he may be meeting the supply/demand in your area and thus is asking such a high price.
but i go with what someone said about him just not having very much and is trying to make some cash from very little.

if you have no other source then you will have to pay what is asked. i would try to talk him down some though, maybe $30 an 1/8th.

good luck
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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: backupwards]
    #4523923 - 08/11/05 11:21 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I would just try and hang out with him more, and then after a while start talking about mushrooms. Just have him educate you on them or something, and then after some time goes by, ask him how much he sells them for. Then when he says 15 per gram, pull out your wallet and be like "shit" all I got is 10. Would you do that? He might go for it.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: todesengel]
    #4523998 - 08/11/05 11:49 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah but buying a gram of mushrooms? That'd be weak.

Maybe they aren't Cubensis? Maybe they're Cyans?

Ask him what species the mushrooms are.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: todesengel]
    #4524017 - 08/11/05 11:52 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I definitly have to agree with bigballzman on this one. This guy MUST be shot. Your so called good acuaintace is not so good to you if he pulls that kinda shit. Don't take it from him but if he is your closest dealer and you want it from him dont flip shit and freak out on him. Just be like I m not a noob anymore and i know how much it goes down for and i m running low on cash too so stop ripping me off or i ll find someone else. And hope he understands. If he doesnt fuck it. You can go with out it till october or just find someone else. Its not worth dealing with someone if another person is getting the better end. Enjoy.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: todesengel]
    #4524035 - 08/11/05 11:56 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

try to get one of your female friends to approach the dealer and pretend like she wants to buy shrooms from him. give her the money so she can buy your shrooms. maybe she can butter him up to lower his price.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4524476 - 08/12/05 01:18 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

HeavyToilet said:
Maybe they aren't Cubensis? Maybe they're Cyans?

Ask him what species the mushrooms are.




Good thinking, though seems unlikely they are cyans or the dealer would have quickly mentioned the fact.


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Re: Getting dealer to lower price -- Tips? [Re: SketchyTX05]
    #4524670 - 08/12/05 01:52 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Send your dealer here, and show him this thread, or better yet, just send him here.

If he sticks around he'll quickly realize he is disrespecting mushrooms AND trippers by selling at those prices.

Or, go to the marketplace forum (once you can) and trade for a cool print (shroomerites are NICE and FAIR when it comes to trading)... and offer him a print for a price reduction. This will show him you know MORE about his hobby than an average customer. People who UNDERSTAND cultivation often get price breaks... :wink:

On a similar note, ask what SUBSTRATE he uses... and what type of fruiting chamber he employs.  :smile:


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