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Old 08-09-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Kicking Myself In The A !!!!!

Took a quick weekend trip to our favorite local State Park,left after work Fri and got all set up by 4 pm. We awoke Sat. morn.and decided to run down to the weekend Flea Market, was just about to leave and saw a few vendors set up in the parking lot, so walked over to one guy with a lot of tool and guy stuff , plus some trailer balls and some basic hitch stuff, tried to joke with the guy,but no personality at all. Then i saw it, a complete equalizer 4 point hitch ( except missing the L pins ) he saw my interest and now decides to talk,says he bought it from a estate sale, ask him how much, $125 he says ( great price !!! I think ), i offer $100, he say no, i leave, i return, offer $110,all the cash i have i told him ( I lied ,it is a flea market ), he says no, $125 firm . Now i'm a liitle pissed he would not negotiateat all ! ( now i have lost sight on how great a deal it is ), point out it's missing the pins, still no. I leave.

We go down I95 to Camping World, they have the pins, i buy them and tell the wife lets go back and get that hitch ( a big improvement on the one we have ) . Back to the flea market and HE"S GONE !!!!!!!!

I still am pissed at myself,, had a great deal rite in my hand and for a lousy $15 left it get away.

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Old 08-09-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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Been there done that ....it's gets us all....

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Old 08-09-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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Maybe he will be back next weekend. The odds are he will still have the hitch.

Good luck
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:28 AM   #4
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I am with tuff... odds r he will still have it... it's kind of a niche thing... just be sure if u see him again to make sure it is the right unit for your rig... they make different weight rated bars and such for the different models
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:55 AM   #5
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I wouldn't blame yourself too much... the guy must be a newbie flea marketeer.

Price negotiation is part of the fun of flea markets. Sellers should NEVER expect to sell at asking price. He's the one who lost a sale for $15.

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Old 08-11-2015, 06:49 AM   #7
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Maybe he will be back next weekend. The odds are he will still have the hitch.

Good luck
And the price will be $150.00 now!

Sorry, no help here, been there, still can't get a few deals that I turned down out of my mind, even years later!
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:05 AM   #9
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Sorry you missed the deal, but as the guys on American Pickers say "the time to buy it is when you see it"... 'cause you may never see it again.
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I have a friend who is a cheap chiseler. He went to a swap meet to buy a motorcycle tire and tried the same thing with the same results. I don't understand why if something is offered at what you acknowledge is a good deal you can't just pay the man, take your prize and enjoy it.
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Those things are heavy. I bet you'll get your number next weekend.
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In hine sight you are dead correct !!!!

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I do the garage sale scene many weekends. One time came across a estate sale with a like new Blue Ox tow bar and Roadmaster shield. $50. Plus bought about 6 or gallon jugs of RV cleaning supplies for 50 cents each. Ended up selling the tow stuff for $650 on Craigslist.

You can't be "cheap" when you see something at a flea market and know it's a good deal. You can tell In a persons response to your $100 offer he was not budging. Most flea market "regulars" are willing to sit on a item all season to get what they preceive as their price.

Very rarely do I get many deals at flea markets.

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