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Can I Try To negotiate a better price?
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Am I getting a bargain?
Shouldn't I buy only famous prints?
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Am I getting a bargain?

Bargains occur when the buyer and seller have drastically different ideas of the value of an item. The identical scenario also produces disastrous purchases. Beware of people you have never met before offering you bargains. Why you? Beware of any situation in which your idea of the value of an object is far greater than the seller's. You may know something he does not. On the other hand, he's lived with it and is liable to know something you don't. Bargains sometimes come as the result of blind luck but much more often as the result of knowledge. The best bargain getters are connoisseurs who can recognize quality without regard to names, fashion or price histories. For anyone less well equipped, the best bargain, more often than not, is the right print or drawing at the going price.