Trust: A Hobby Observation By Joe Orlando

Trust is a big issue; in business, in relationships and in this hobby. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about dealers, auction houses or grading companies, trust is something a hobbyist must have or feel in order to maximize their collecting experience. On the flip side, earning a customer’s trust is key to having a successful enterprise. This is especially true in a hobby where, in addition to the monetary value of collectibles, there can be a great deal of emotional attachment involved. So, whether you are the type of person who never trusts anyone or the type who trusts others way too easily, how can each approach negatively impact your chosen endeavor? Read the full story on PSA here.

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