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"I'd like to buy it but I have no money" - The art of Thornwolf — LiveJournal
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"I'd like to buy it but I have no money"
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skorzy From: skorzy Date: February 11th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
That author makes huge presumptions about the thoughts of others! Though, I think most of the article was written tongue in cheek, especially the "reasons".

It really boils down to what I wrote in reply to someone in your journal before FC. I also think it is most often a financial decision a person feels pressured on the spot to make, and need some distance to decide.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 11th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
See my response to Pac for my full thoughts on it.

But in terms of being put on the spot, I don't see how posting on the internet puts them on the spot? I can understand in a con setting where I'm literally staring at you while you make or don't make a decision, unless that's what you mean?
skorzy From: skorzy Date: February 11th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm referring to those awkward people at cons that say they have no money. On the internet? The author's conclusions are in the right direction, but take presumptions on buyer's motivations. It really comes down to a subjective value appraisal and if that value exceeds any financial obstacle it might create.

I *do* think sometimes people have the motivations as the author presumes, but it all boils down to the subjective value.

This is why crappy artwork goes for ludicrous prices sometimes: it is highly valued by the buyer.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 11th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, yes, I agree with you on that note.

But honestly I'd rather have a "I like this but I spent all my money at the con already" (which to me, is honest and totally fine) than "I don't have any money but let me trade you a back rub for this $40 item".

YOU know what I mean. ;D If I wanted a $40 back rub I'd go to Massage Envy and have it done properly in a relaxing setting, not in a stinky convention hall with my shirt on.
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