Hehehe. You know, sometimes you just have to determine the LFS
in your immediate area, make friends with the owners, make yourself visible in the store a lot, and before you know it, they will allow you partial credit. Most likely there will be a straight up LFS
owner who appreciates the value of "free frags". And he will appreciate it enough to give you partial credit. I had to scour the area for the ones that give.
I think it is just common sense, in my opinion. I mean, these LFS
pay a frag of xenia for no more than $10 - $12 a frag. And they have to wait. Here comes a guy or two who will sell their xenias for less than wholesale with virtually no outgoing cash from the store. It's just wise. It's just that some LFS
may feel a sense of ego or what not, and there are a lot out there. Who I deal with right now is a marine biologist who owns a fish store. The thing is, when someone really knows what they're doing like this LFS
owner, there won't be any insecurity whatsoever. And they don't take to offense hobbyists who bring, for example, specimen that look very good, if not, better than what they currently have.