That question always bugs me whether I am selling a car, gun, or lawn mower. What, I have to tell you I need the money, or make up some story about how I got something else and don't use this anymore? Just to give the person a chance to then lowball me? The seller gives you the condition of the item, the buyer comes and takes a look to confirm, sale goes through or it doesn't. When I am in the market for something I couldn't care less why the person is selling it. It has no baring on the transaction. It's like the buyer is going from a book they bought on how to buy, and this is one of the steps. Drives me nuts.