"I'd like to find out what some of my games are worth
<customer lists off games, Gord compiles prices, gives
breakdown and then total.>
"That's it? $95?!"
"Well, most of your games are of low resale value
and sell for $20 new. You've only got one that's
really 'good' in terms of reselling quickly."
"You're a rip-off!"
"You're welcome to your opinion, even if it is
"I'm going to your competition! They'll give me
"You do that."
<10 minutes later>
"Yes, I phoned a few minutes ago. You quoted me $95
for some game trades."
"That is true, but now it's worth $88."
"Because I can. Obviously since you're calling back,
you were offered less from everyone else. So I
conclude that I can give you less now."
"But you offered $95!"
"And you called me a rip-off. I'm far above petty
theft. If I was going to enter the criminal
underworld, I'd be one of the masterminds."
"What does that mean?"
"That means you'll get $88 for your games."
"I'm never dealing with you again!"
<2 hours later>
<customer walks in and looks at used games. He then
chooses one for $49 and one for $39, totaling $88>
"I'd like to trade these games in please and buy these
2 games please."
"Very well then. That'll be 10 cents please."
"You're games are worth $87.90 in trade."
"But you said $88!"
"I say a lot of things."
"Why are you doing this to me?"
"Because you annoyed me. Perhaps if you had been
more polite, all this could have been avoided."
"That'll be ten