Originally Posted by EvMarie
I live in a somewhat depressed area so I know I'm not going to fetch a "city" price.
(big sigh!) What does "city price" mean?
Why do CC'ers think that if you live in "the big city" (she said in her best twangy voice) that you're automatically rich and are perfectly willing to pay any price for anything you buy?
Why do CC'ers think people who live in small towns are all poor and live in rusted out trailer parks?
Why do CC'ers think that a minimum wage job in "the big city" pays more than the minimum wage job in their town?
Why is it that CC'ers can't figure out that many bedroom communities (a.k.a small towns, rural communities, "boonies") are made up of a population that chooses not to live in "the big city" and live in their expensive house in the small town and commute to their job, but they made a great living and buy more than rice and beans?
And I haven't heard one governor or mayor get on national TV and proclaim, "Recession? Haven't seen it in OUR neck of the woods! We're all doin' dang good over HERE!" It's "depressed" everywhere .... you don't live on an isolated island.
If you have a part of town with new homes; if you have a Cadillac dealership in your area; if folks around you have the internet and buy designer purses and other items online; if they have horse farms, ATV, 4WD's, large riding lawnmowers (and I tried to buy one of those once ... can't afford it!) .... then they can afford $4 for a cookie.
I grew up in small towns and I live in the 14th largest city in the country. I'm here to tell you there is no difference!!! There are people working and there are people unemployed. There are people making it and poeple having it rough. There are people who have large weddings and people who get married in the back yard due to no money.
Everywhere. It's not isolated.
Sorry so long, but it's on my short list of pet peeves, when people assume I'm rich and can afford ANYTHING just because I live in "the big city". And I assure you that my sister, who lives in a one-stop-light town, is JUST as peeved when people assume she's a "poor-a$$ working slob" just because she lives in a small town. Guess what, gang, her income is TWICE what ours is, so you'd be better off trying to sell to HER than you would to ME.
My best advice is just because you don't personally know those people who are willing to pay a good price for something, doesn't mean they don't exist.