I understand the desire to be honest, but if I want to pay "fair market value" for something, I don't need to go rummaging through lofts/attics and garages. There's no shortage of great gear at fair market value. I want a DEAL! Now...I don't have a mask and a gun, so I'm not looking to pay someone $50 for a '56 Strat. But what if you DO find a '56 Strat and can only scrape up, say...$2k? Do you pass? If someone says "make me an offer" and you're looking for a deal on a guitar, what percentage of "fair market value" do you think is ethical? As an aside...a guy I knew asked a farmer how much he wanted for his motorcycle that, at the time, was worth about $20k. The farmer said, "A LOT," so the guy offered him $10k and the farmer accepted. When he got back with the dough a couple days later, the farmer held it in his hand and said, "Son...I paid $450 dollars for that motorcycle. I figured if I doubled my money, I'd be doing great; but I never expected anything like THIS!"