A few weeks back a Rollergames showed up, diamond plated and in really nice shape. Ask was $1650, seller said bottom line was $1500, far too high in my opinion. I wished him luck, told him my best offer should he come down, and forgot about it.
Last week I heard from him again, accepting my offer. Unfortunately I'd just brought home my long-lusted after Roadshow, and there was no more room at the inn, so to speak. Fortunately, I extended the deal to a group of my pin friends, and one of my buddies was able to snag it, and I've got dibs should he ever let it go.
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, in my experience.