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As a collector of fine Native American art and artifacts, you will certainly appreciate the collections that we bring to you.
Be it ancient pottery, or award winning weavings, we search out unique works that are great values and that will contribute significantly to your collection and appreciation of Native American art and artifacts.
We will send any item to your for your 72 hour approval. You may return the item within 72 hours and you will receive an immediate and full refund.
Our goals are simple. By understanding them you will have a greater appreciation for the wonderful items in our collection.
Not long ago, we happened to be visiting a gallery in the Southwest's top Indian art market. We couldn't help but overhear a lady ask the sales person, "How much for this Kachina doll?"
The sales person looked at the lady, and at the Kachina doll, and replied, "It is priced at $1900, but we'll sell it to you for $890."
"Well, who carved it?," asked the lady?
"A carver from Hopi," was the response.
Now sometimes we have a problem minding our own business, so we volunteered that the carver was one of the best at Hopi. That was enough for the lady, and she purchased the Kachina doll for $890. A $1,010 discount, just like that!
A pretty great discount for the lady who actually paid just about $390 more for that Kachina doll than she would have paid us for the same Kachina doll, by the exact same fine Hopi carver.
We guess there are some folks out there that are more interested in the size of a discount than they are in what they actually paid for an object. But, that's life.
Since we've been collecting for 40 some years, we've got a pretty fair idea of what something is worth, and we made up our mind that we are going to price things for what they're worth at River Trading Post. So, that's exactly what we do.
We might be old fashioned, but we believe that the best deal is for a collector to pay a fair, honest price for an item. We just don't expect our customers to pay more for a beautiful item than we would pay for it ourselves.
Sometimes we tend to feel just a
bit sheepish when someone asks us for a deep discount on an item and we say,
"sorry." But when we think that our marked price for that Kachina doll was
74% below the marked price at that gallery, and 43% below what the lady actually
paid, we don't feel so badly at all...except for that lady.