I hate negotiation. If I try to sell something, I price it at my rock bottom price in a futile attempt to avoid haggling. Obviously this seldom works. The reason has been posted previously: there are people who get some kind of ego boost over this haggling process. And they love to brag about it. As they are telling me about it, they don't realize that not only doesn't it impress me, it makes me think less of them. I have tons of stuff that I would love to get rid of. But I don't try to sell it because I don't want to go through the hassle. I can't tell you how much GOOD stuff I have given away free to someone who I thought would appreciate it just to avoid having to listen to some clown try to beat me down on it. I WILL NOT negotiate when I am selling something. As soon as I get a counter-offer the deal is over immediately. I used to go to a store that had some cool stuff, but it was all over-priced. I mentioned this to a friend who told me that this guy purposely priced his merchandise high so there could be some room for negotiation. At that point, I quit even window shopping there. I remember when I was a kid, my dad bought a new car and advertised his old car in the paper for $100. All he wanted was to get rid of it. Some guy bought it for $100. My dad told him that it was a pile of junk. He made him verbally acknowledge that it was a pile of junk prior to selling it to him. Hours later the guy called and said the car had a brake problem. My dad told him to come back, gave him the $100 and told him to get lost. The OP did far more than I would have done. I would have advertised it at a given price and when someone offered me less, I would have said no and not responded to them again. If I showed up and the guy didn't have the precise amount of cash I asked, I would have got in the car and left without one word of further discussion. But that just me.