Comments: Art dealers are not writers

you're right, that album is fantastic. I actually was thinking about buying one of those prints myself. which ones are you going to buy?

Posted by James at June 1, 2005 12:45 PM

Sovay (my pick) and Fake Palindromes (Rose's pick).

Posted by Francis at June 1, 2005 01:02 PM

You're too hard on the guy. He probably doesn't know off hand what it costs to ship to the US, so he informed you that the base price was in pounds, guessing (correctly) that this would tip you that he was in another country and would therefore probably not want to buy from him (which would have rendered his researching of shipping costs a waste of time), but also knowing that if you were still interested, he could look up the shipping price then.

Posted by radosh at June 2, 2005 01:06 PM

It's true I am willfully being too hard on the guy, but he was underinformative at every stage of the game. When I e-mailed the correct guy, his response to my e-mail included (1) a confirmation of the availability of the prints, (2) the cost of the prints, (3) the cost of shipping, and (4) types of payment he accepted. It's lame business etiquette to require customers to specifically ask for all those individual pieces of information.

Posted by Francis at June 2, 2005 01:29 PM

Reminds me of the Dilbert strip:

Marketing guy (strikes thinking pose): "Okay, now my requirements are changing... changing... changing... there, done. But I won't tell you what they are."

Dilbert: "That's okay. I budgeted for some goons to beat it out of you."

Posted by Todd Derscheid at June 26, 2005 12:17 PM
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