sales references for walter manning [firstname.lastname@example.org, formerly email@example.com]
my selling philosophy
i'm an avid wrist-watch enthusiast...along with bicycles, motorcycles, and some other areas. i have been buying and selling watches and stuff on the internet since 1999. it's a sickness! thru the years i've learned some hard lessons along the way - some good (caveat emptor), some painful (semper vigilans) -- and i've met alot of great people. that said, when it comes time to do business i like to keep things up front and simple. so here are some guidelines i follow when doing internet deals:
- assume that you are one of many people with whom i'm in negotiations; there's a good chance you are not the first one to show interest and others are further along the process than you are.
- i typically do not share information about other pending deals in negotiation, as i think it's in poor taste to try to pit one potential buyer against another.
- you may intend to accept a proposal, and i realize it can take time to gather resources, verify references, etc - those are all your own costs and risks that you must manage as you see fit. i've had too many people say "yeah i want this item" only to flake out-out after i've notified other potential buyers that a deal was done...resulting in more hassles for everyone.
- i value expediency above wringing the last nickel out of a transaction. in all likelihood whomever accepts first will have the deal. however, until you have confirmed your acceptance of the proposal *and* received communication from me stating "we have a deal," we do not have a deal of any sort.