[meteorite-list] Dealers/collectors

From: ari machiz <a_machiz_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:41 2004
Message-ID: <20010321193021.96290.qmail_at_web12503.mail.yahoo.com>

I had to stick my tongue out at your comment Dave, but
I did not take any offense. That is why I ended my
response to you with a :-).
Out of your crater?

If the state of Wyoming has a definition for dealer,
than you aught to use their standards when deciding
whether or not you want to make new friends in jail.

Outside of that logic, I would say this. If you pick
up a piece of garbage, are you a garbage collector?
What if you do it twice? If you clean your house, are
you a maid? What if you clean your house once a week?

If you have a method of obtaining a particularly good
deal on meteorites and pursue said aquisition, sell
the meteorites for a profit sufficient to make it
worth you while to duplicate this process, you do
indeed duplicate this profitable endeaver, decide you
would like to do this continuously, and don't see any
problems repeating this process in the near future, I
would call that a dealer.

I want to unload some pieces, but hope to take the
money and buy material that I don't want to sell. I
might trade up with a dealer later though. I consider
myself a collector. At this junc-TURE.

Best regards,
--- David Freeman <dfreeman_at_fascination.com> wrote:
> Dear Collectors and Dealers;
> I apologize for any of MY narrow minded comments.
> In my defense, I think that defining dealer and
> collector is prudent.
> Here we go. You tell me....err...the list.
> If I get a chance to purchase or trade for three
> pieces of XYZ
> meteorite, and sell one for minor cash (associate
> has money but no
> meteorites that I need so I take cash...or even a
> used gps unit, value
> does change hands at any rate...mmm). Then the
> third piece is wanted by
> some high dollar collector and he offers enough cash
> incentive to
> completely pay for the other two. Dealer?
> I run into a wandering sheep herder and he sells me
> a bag of meteorites
> that he found. I have fifty pounds of an unknown
> and in need of
> classification meteorites. Dealer? If I send a
> sample to a lab and
> have an instant line of you good folks at my door
> step all wanting
> some, dealer? I locate the finders strewnfield and
> do the logistics on
> the remaining stones, dealer?
> If I sell a rusting Nantan to an associate that has
> none, dealer? Ok,
> if I do it five times to my rockhound buddies,
> dealer? If I can buy
> some gibeon slices and sell a few to teachers, or
> the local library and
> pay for a new little piece of ABC meteorite,
> dealer? If I trade off my
> XYZ and buy ABC and give some to science? Dealer?
> Sell to science?
> Dealer?
> If I have a car that I do not use and sell it,
> dealer? If I have a yard
> full of useless junkers and sell five, dealer? In
> Wyoming I would need
> a dealer license for tax purposes when I sold the
> fifth one.
> If I buy a pickup truck load of backyard petrified
> wood because I see
> one rare cycad log in the pile, and sell the rest of
> the load for what I
> paid for it. Is that dealing? If I sell it and
> double my money, or ten
> fold the profit ratio? What then?
> Comic books, coins, barbie dolls, horses, cars,
> ANTIQUES, all are
> traded, how do they distinguish the difference
> between trading and
> dealing? All sound attempts to make value ascend
> rather than decline in
> any dealings...dealing?
> Yard sale? Meteorite yard sale? Dealer?
> I guess before I blindly offer dealer and collector
> on the same table, I
> humbly ask all to define "dealer" and "collector" as
> I seem to be more
> narrow in my concept of each and have dug myself a
> largely impacted
> crater.
> Help, I have rocks in my head.
> Dave Freeman
> ari machiz wrote:
> > Not entropydave,
> > I am only a collector at this juncture, but am
> finding
> > it might be prudent to wheel. I don't think I will
> be
> > dealing for some time. As far as being narrow
> minded,
> > well, :-P~~~
> > Ari :-)
> >
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