I have two shops locally that I buy from. I usually ask "What's the best price you can give me." They usually come down some. If it is still too high for me, I usually say "That is still more than I can come up with." or something similar. I give them a chance to lower their offer, but don't ask them to. I don't want to annoy or insult them. Sometimes they come down more, sometimes they don't. I don't want them to not make any money. It is just a matter of how much I feel I can pay for a gun. I need to feel good about the deal too, not that I overpaid by too much anyway.
This is my gun. There are many like her, but this one is mine.
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