I'm curious as to how reasonable & customary this practice is. I wonder if it's more common in certain regions of the country/world than others. I know for some folks it's almost a game and they enjoy it, but personally, I prefer more straightforward transactions. When I go to buy something from someone, like at their yard sale or from Craigslist, if I think they're asking a fair price I will pay it. If the price is higher than I wished to spend, then I'll ask if they'll take less. Especially if I'm buying a lot of things from them at once, or if it's late in the day of their sale. What I dislike are the folks who will dicker with you no matter what price you ask for items you're selling. If you ask 2 cents they'll offer 1. This is why I rarely hold yard sales of my own, it's just so exhausting. I'd rather donate my surplus & take a tax credit. What do you do when you buy/sell? Do you always ask for a discount? Always overprice your stuff for sale? Is there anyone else who is weary of this practice?