“We store your gold coins safely and even produce gold coin storage certificates so that you can visit at any time to get your coins back, right? Then it’s natural that we should charge a fee for our hard work,”
“Did someone say you shouldn’t get a storage fee? That’s not the problem! It’s the guts you’ve got here to charge a 10 percent storage fee for the storage that’s the problem! Which Banco in the world charges 10 percent? Usually, it’s 3 percent at most! And some places like Hwangdo and Lyon only charge 1 percent! Do you not know that at all?!”
“Of course, I know. I know that might be the case for the Banco in Hwangdo or Lyon, but that’s them, and this is us,”
“In this fief, there’s only our Banco, and the owner is close to the lord of the territory as well, so there’s no chance of this store failing – so it’s very safe. So, of course, the storage fee would become more expensive. You get your own premium,”
“What kind of premium are you talking about from this tiny Banco at the border?”
“Of course, it’s a premium. Our shop is affiliated with the Lyon guild, the largest of the Banco unions. In other words, it’s a very reliable shop,”.
“You must be joking,”
“Since we belong to the Lyon Guild, you can get the gold coins you have entrusted to us from any Banco belonging to the Lyon guild. So when you look at the various aspects, adding a premium to the existing storage fee is natural,”
Rockefeller threw out one more word while Carl couldn’t respond immediately,
“Plus, this is the periphery of the kingdom. The prices are higher here,”
Carl, who was pondering what Rockefeller had said, frowned as though he disagreed.
‘No matter how much the prices go up, taking 10% as the storage fee, isn’t it,’
“Leave it then. I’d rather take care of it myself somehow than give you a 10 percent storage fee. What the hell do you mean by 10 percent?”
Rockefeller considered that maybe it was time now and decided to pull back from their little scuffle, and instead began approaching with a different suggestion,
Rockefeller lowered his voice and glanced around the store, checking the back before he began to speak in a low voice; Of course, it was all pre-planned acting,
“The owner can’t find out about this – charging 10% was the owner’s idea after all,” Rockefeller carefully watched the changes in the mercenary’s expression as he continued,
“I thought it was too much too. 10% as the storage fee is just daylight robbery. They say Hwangdo and Lyon only take 3% after all,”
When Carl thought there was a chance he might lower the gold coin storage fee, Carl naturally lowered his vice and asked,
“So, what are you saying?”
“Without telling the owner, I’ll just take 6% as the storage fee. 6% isn’t bad, right?”
An amount that was significantly lower than the 10% he had originally said.
Six percent was also a storage fee that didn’t make sense, but it was better than the aforementioned price of 10 percent.
‘No, what do you mean, 6 percent? It still doesn’t make sense to charge that much,’
“Can’t you cut it down any more than that? I mean, at the end of the day, I don’t actually have to leave my gold coins here,”
Rockefeller shook his head at the suggestion,
“That’s not true, right? If you’ve come all the way here, doesn’t that mean you can’t just leave the gold coins lying around? Most people don’t want to leave gold coins with Banco because it’s a waste of money to pay the storage fee, that’s why they’ll hide it where no one else can find it instead – but that comes with a lot of risks,”
“For example, what would you do if a weirdo found the gold coins you hid and decided to run away with it? But if you keep your coins safe here, then you’ll have to pay a storage fee, but the Lyon guild guarantees it, so even if this place goes down, you can pick up your gold coins from other stores,”
There was nothing wrong with what he said, but Carl’s expression was still dark.
“But I can’t just give you that much money as a storage fee. 10% is 15 Talents, and 6% is … anyway, it’s not like you don’t know how much money that is, right?”
If he really thought it wasn’t right, then Carl would have kicked open the door and left the store while ranting about how the assistant at Banco was saying some nonsense.
However, seeing as he was still in this place, Rockefeller could be sure of something.
That he had no other option.