Sunday, May 18, 2014
What Happens When People Know Your Taste
I've only once had a shopkeeper try to inflate prices because I was wearing vintage, and looked willing to pay. I didn't, and never went back but that's hardly my loss. Word travels quick in the vintage community, and while I didn't sit down and write a scathing review, I did quietly remove the store listing from my Vintagers directory, and from my blog. There are enough places to shop without being subjected to that sort of treatment. My typical experience is that people discover you like something, and want to be helpful-not seize an opportunity to rip you off. People who've been in business a while don't view their customers as marks.