I commented this as Rita's.
I thought I'd post it here, also.
Hope she doesn't own the copyright on comments at her blog.
A few years ago, we went to Cozumel as part of a cruise.
This shop guy accosts us on the busy street to come in and look around.
We said we'd check him out on the way back.
He said, no you won't, you'll buy somewhere else.
So we stopped.
We had no intention of buying anything, anywhere.
He had no intention of letting us go.
I've never negotiated better than that day, by not wanting something.
He asked what we were interested in and Scherie wanted a pendant, but didn't care if she got one or not (I love her).
He'd show us something, we'd critique it.
never made a counter-offer.
I just kept saying "not interested".
Then he showed us something that looked good, but set in an "Italian Horn" which we said we didn't care for.
finally offered to reset the stone if I waited, at a price I couldn't
I didn't buy a pendant (my wife loves).
I bought an experience.