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It’s not the address or the means of advertising that makes a good dealer good. There are good dealers and bad in every venue. Renting a booth Gypsy style for a traveling road show isn't for everyone but the fact that they want to do it doesn't make a dealer either good or bad, it just makes them a bit different from the store down the street. The International and similar shows are geared towards selling to people quickly and impulsively and the dealers who do well there are the ones who are skilled at this. Watch out for what is being provided as evidence of a ‘good deal’. Common tactics are to provide 'appraisals' with sky high prices, price tags with big numbers that can be steeply discounted and lab reports that contain either outright false information or glaring omissions.

 

My general advice is don’t make important purchases at these show. They are good fun and can be something of a learning process but there are no deals there that can’t be had from the same dealer later through their website or over the phone and most are easy to beat if you shop hard. When you choose a dealer, whether they’re exhibitors at the show or not, research them. At the very least, check them out with the BBB and Google them and compare their story with what you’ve learned elsewhere after you are outside of the show circus environment. Impulse buying an engagement ring is almost always a mistake.

 

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Thanks Neil on your advice! Really appreciate it!

 

It’s not the address or the means of advertising that makes a good dealer good. There are good dealers and bad in every venue. Renting a booth Gypsy style for a traveling road show isn't for everyone but the fact that they want to do it doesn't make a dealer either good or bad, it just makes them a bit different from the store down the street. The International and similar shows are geared towards selling to people quickly and impulsively and the dealers who do well there are the ones who are skilled at this. Watch out for what is being provided as evidence of a ‘good deal’. Common tactics are to provide 'appraisals' with sky high prices, price tags with big numbers that can be steeply discounted and lab reports that contain either outright false information or glaring omissions.

 

My general advice is don’t make important purchases at these show. They are good fun and can be something of a learning process but there are no deals there that can’t be had from the same dealer later through their website or over the phone and most are easy to beat if you shop hard. When you choose a dealer, whether they’re exhibitors at the show or not, research them. At the very least, check them out with the BBB and Google them and compare their story with what you’ve learned elsewhere after you are outside of the show circus environment. Impulse buying an engagement ring is almost always a mistake.

 

Neil

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