when I was raising colts, I did not dicker. I told the prospective buyer my price, and that's it. They met it, or they went on down the road. One way to pi$$ me off ROYALLY was to say "what's your bottom dollar?" I don't do that. They asked the price when they called, and I told them. That's it. That's the price! What so many buyers forget is THEY CALLED ME. I didn't call them begging them to come look at my horses. I didn't call them begging them to come buy a horse from me. THEY CALLED ME. They asked the price, and I gave it to them. If they went on down the road, they would end up competing against a horse of mine. That was their choice.