Glad you took it off your chest ,
Yes! , you are right, there are a few traders who do sell below the
normal price at Tucson, from the view point of the Sri Lankan
trader, he has traveled 12000 miles and he has to cover his cost ,
he tries to sell it at what ever price and cover. little does he
realize he is digging his own grave. This year ( 2005 ) will be worse
as most of the Sri lankan merchants will be at the tent.
Our Company ( crescent gems ), we did display at Tucson a couple of
years back , for Wholesale prices we did request a Re-sale Licence .
Even our web site has a form to fill and Fax. , our site also has a
Dealer Area protected by passwords. We have decided not to attend
Tucson and to concentrate on the WEB because we belive in volume
sale through out the year. We are planning to be the next Thai Gem
(definitely with better Quality Of Stones and cuts) already our
prices are lower than them for Most stones .
On the net , Our average ticket is around US $ 350 , I dont think I
will ever sell 5ct - 10ct Fine Natural Blue Sapphires on the net
on a daily basis, this is where you come in. For high value sales
you need the personal touch.
Ahmed Shareek - from Sri Lanka