This is a really well written article. Perfect for this situation. It raised a question with me though, that is off the subject of Todd's article.
Say I'm looking for cymbal X and I find one right off the bat for what's considered market price or even slightly above.
Is it really worth spending at least a few hours of my time trying to save 50 or 100 bucks trying to get a better deal?
It's one thing if the hunt and chase are the real motivators, but economically speaking, wouldn't it be a better deal to just grab the one in the beginning? Does the time spent hunting and chasing...compared to paying the market price or above...wouldn't they at least cancel each other out or even worse? Is a long hunt and chase worth the money saved?
I'd love to hear your opinions.