The 17 wonderful advantages in favor of
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Example: a theoretical article has according to law been fixed to a market price of 10.000 $.

You put this article in your want / manco- list and state, that you for this article are willing to pay

  • A) $ 6.000 - thus you know, that the article will never be obtained

  • B) $ 8.000 - thus you know, there is only a slim chance that the article after a long, long waiting time is to be obtained. And that only if a seller goes broke, and absolutely no-one else in the market is willing to buy, and no other want / manco- lists include the article

  • C) $ 10.500 - thus you know, that the article will be obtained in some kind of time range, which will approximately match the usual frequency in the market

  • D) $ 12.000 - thus you know, that the supplier / consultant is making a little more effort in obtaining the article relatively quick

  • E) $ 15.000 - thus you know, that the supplier / consultant fairly quickly will obtain the desired article

  • F) $ 25.000 - thus you know, that the supplier / consultant will bring the article next week


WANT / MANCO-LIST for (name):                                                     Date:

Kindly on my behalf obtain the articles listed below, for which I at delivery am willing to pay the amounts quoted:                               (possible special demands are to be specified). 

In case of an upper limit in total purchases, do write a maximum amount for buying here:

1)_________________________________ price:
2)_________________________________ price:
3)_________________________________ price:
4)_________________________________ price:
5)_________________________________ price:
6)_________________________________ price:
7)_________________________________ price:
(continued at next sheet)

The want/manco-list then is distributed by yourself to various connections of your own choice. Alternatively one could advertize in various printed media.

 

[Quote:] "Most collectors are unwilling or reluctant to reveal how much they are willing to pay. Asking someone how much money they have is like asking ladies of a certain age how old they are. The answer could easily reveal whether you are a cheapskate, daft, ('You really thought you'd buy a three-year-old Porsche for 3000 dollars ?') or simply impecunious, and people do not wish to be thought of as lacking, whether in brain or purchasing power."

 

Paul Withers, Moneta-List, dec. 2000

 

 

 

[Quote:] "There is one really big advantage in particular by using of want / manco-lists including buying price.

    The non-serious collectors do not fill them in !"

 

 Morten Eske Mortensen, dec. 2000


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