Dealers who "DON'T DO THE INTERNET" and "HOW Important are images to buyers before purchase" ?
IN HIGH DOLLAR DEALS ARE IMAGES IMPORTANT TO YOU?
DOES LACK OF IMAGES INDICATE A SCAM POTENTIAL AND SOMETHING TO AVOID?
A dealer that I have never dealt with before contacted me through the PMG Registry to solicit sales of notes to me from Rock's collection. The dealer did not find it easy to show me photos and told me that they were Rock's and rather than send me images, I should go to the PMG Registry, find Rock's sets and see the note images already there.
I logged in and while the PMG Registry did have each note the photo was blank for each image slot (I believe they charge for that). I emailed back and the dealer claimed I needed to take the Registration number of each note, then go to the certification verification page and submit it so then I could see the notes there.
A couple iterations of this churn and I still have not seen the notes, so am really turned off to the point that I am questioning whether or not this is a mythical deal. I contacted the dealer and really questioned what was going on as I had never done a deal with him before and reminded him that this was almost $30,000.00 in notes.
I got back a very heated response that this dealer "IS OLD SCHOOL AND DOES NOT DO THE INTERNET" claiming that I was making him a victim and that I should not be forcing him into some huge full blown E-Commerce site.
Super emotional response and exaggeration
BUT AM I OUT OF LINE HERE IN REQUESTING PICS IN A HIGH END DEAL?
I pay $65 a year for Domain name registration, full website templates and webspace.
Really cheap, no "Full Blown E-Commerce" website but just a place to host photos and basic text where I can quickly upload a photo then send the link to prospective buyers. Very basic, Very easy to use, Very Simple
In this Graphical and Visual hobby I really find it important to be able to see items before buying
Obviously, the dealer does not get it and does not see any value in his ability to display photos to prospective buyers.
In our VERY aging hobby he is not necessarily a unique occurrence
Is it reasonable in high dollar deals to require photos of the items ?
Are dealers who "DON'T DO THE INTERNET" a red flag to you
**Is it reasonable that there are uninvited dealers approaching you and soliciting you for high dollar sales without the ability to show photos of what is being sold or does this set red flags in any of your deals?
All comments appreciated