Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
To many people it is rude, it is like asking how much you earn a year. As smrobs said, if you preface it by saying, "if you don't mind my asking...." it takes the edge off the question but can still make the person uncomfortable or feel that they have to defend the purchase price.
Why would you need to know? If you are considering the purchase of a horse, that may be a legitimate question but, for the most part, I feel uncomfortable telling someone what I paid for a particular horse - I may want to sell her at some point and what I paid should have no bearing on my asking price.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.