I was at a gun shop yesterday just browsing around and an old guy came in with a handful of guns. He tells the employee that he has "too many guns and needs to thin the herd". The employee asks if he wants to consign or cash out. The guy says he needs cash. They look at his two pistol and tell him that they can pay 60% of what they would sell them for and then begin to describe how they came up with their low ball offer. Then he pulls out the two rifles. One is NIB Rossi 1873 45LC and the other is a Pedersoli 45/70 with a nice lyman ladder sight that is like new. They tell him they these don't move very fast so they would rather consign them then cash out. Then he says he needs cash today and would they take $500. The employee says "for each one?". The guy says "no, for both of them". Of course they say yes. I estimate the retail value at over $2,000 for these. I know the gun shop needs to make a living and this guy needs cash today, but I've been looking to add these two rifles to my collection for a while. The guy then says he has ammo to throw in and needs to get it out of his car. I follow him outside and tell him that I am interested in his two rifles and would offer him more than they did. He felt like he had already made a deal with them and suggested that I offer them $50 over what he sold them. I talked to the employee at the gun shop and he said they couldn't sell them until they had them inventoried and they would be listed at "retail prices". I pushed a little, but no luck. What should I have done? Spoke earlier? What would you have done. Thanks for any input. I probably just need to let this go, but I'm having a hard time doing so.