This was quite the action-packed episode! Intense looks, strong words, and designer shoes were all tossed out around. So I am going to keep it simple and direct. Negotiating the pricing is an art. It’s a natural "people skills" trait.
It’s not that I don’t trust in the others -- I just like to run a tight ship to make sure things are done well. That doesn’t mean I’m perfect, far from it. I’m just sharp and have great organizational skills. I like to manage, alongside good, hard working and honest people.
Ambria and I don't know it all when it comes to pricing. That would be silly. We can all learn from each other. It just so happens that she and I have worked together for a bit longer therefore we have our flow and system down. Typically, she aims for the stars when pricing, and I keep it together making sure that we are performing well with the numbers and stay within the guidelines and following procedure. When pricing, understand the rule. The cost is typically a 1/3 to a 1/4 of retail based on style and condition, but with anything, that is subject to small changes depending on the circumstance. Talk it out with the client, and respect the guidelines.
I have watched the show a couple of times and kept thinking to myself, "I know this young lady for somewhere, she looks very familiar". Then I read your bio and it states you are originally from Waterford, CT. This is going to sound a bit strange, but do you have a brother named Kevin and mom Donna? If so, I used to be your babysitter when we lived next door to each other on Laurel Drive in New London! If it's not you - I apologize.
Sincerely, Anne (Hutchison) Dessaint Ledyard, CT