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But the basis to all of this....
Value or worth is what someone is willing to pay for it....If those
overpriced baubles or art brings someone great joy through the
memories of an experience who's to say they got bad deal? If the
jeweller was not disclosed or the artwork was not disclosed as a
print then it would be unethical. I think the person saying
'thousands for a print' is using hyperbole and probably has never
been on a cruise.
Jewellery purchases are usually discretionary...if it is for an
investment the retail customer would not have any positive return
buying at the retail level.
Everyone in this industry has their 'own markups' and I'm sure there
has been whole topics as to what is too much to charge...it basically
comes down to ego, on the premises, that you did not get the sale and
someone else did; and you are trying to make excuses as to why the
other persons offering is of less value than yours.
Its just business...deal with it.
I'm blunt and not 'touchy feely' which I'm sure will offend those
Jeff W. Nechka
Premier Gems LTD.