I have to tell this story since I can't believe what just happened earlier today :'D So I've been super excited to go to the reptile Expo in Houten in the Netherlands. Basically I have been preparing for longer than a year now to get a Blue tongue skink, I saved up money from my last job and kept it nicely ready for this moment c:
Now the craziest thing happened :'D So Blue tongue's are kind of rare here, I basically zoomed over the entire expo in a fast phase to locate all the blue tongue's. I had settled on getting an Eastern or Northern blue tongue, so if those weren't there....I wouldn't get any other v.v Now for some magical reason the main reptile store I go to happened to have one and was selling it, it came from a breeder he knew.
The blue tongue was surrounded :'D There were these 2 tall guys and one little girl, and the girl was kinda stamping the ground "I WANT THAT ONE" and so noisy ;v; In all honestly I felt pity if the blue tongue was gonna go with them. Now her father I assume, kept trying to get a lower price, saying no i'm not paying that can I pay less etc, and the guy selling them was willing to do minus 20 euro's, but not more, since he said it was a really pretty blue tongue. Now they kept arguing over getting it, being as rude to open the box without asking to get a photo. And sending it to their wife I guess ? So I stood there like, they are gonna get this one right infront of my nose... So I went to talk to the guy I know since I go to his store for Razi my leopard gecko XD And I said, is this the only one you have, and is it northern or eastern by any chance... so he tells me yes the only one and this one is eastern.
It was at this point I said...... SCREW IT :'D I told him, are those people going to buy it, and he said, i could ask if they want it or not if you like.... so I was like i'll pay the full price.... and he just grabs the box from their hands and says sorry but she offers the full price so this guy is sold :'D
I can't tell you how angry those men looked :'D I honestly was like "don't make eye contact" XD When they left, the guy said, you can pay it cheaper since I know you :'D I absolutely love this guy, since he rather had me buy the blue tongue.
Then again it makes sense, I visit his store i'm a customer, but other than that he told me those people had come by 5 times asking a lower price :'D Honestly if you don't wanna pay the right price for an animal, then you shouldn't get it XD I offered the full price but he was so kind and gave me a cheaper price c:
But is this a jerk move or not :'D ? I kinda feel it is but equally i'm like, they kept asking for lower prices, and seeing the child jump up and down, open reptile boxes without asking, it just felt like it wouldn't be the best home :'D