I sold my other bike last month. I received a few emails about it and had one person that was more interested than the others, even willing to pay the asking price and did his research and really like the bike. There was another person who wanted to see the bike so I met with him to show the bike. As a negotiation tool, he pointed out how he doesn't like the bars and it might not be the bike for him so he wanted to know if I can lower my price. As if I'm at his mercy and he's doing me a service by buying a bike that is not perfect for him. I scratched of 10 dollars and he wanted another 10 dollar discount on top of that claiming that he doesn't really like the bike as much. Doesn't care for the rear rack, basket, and the grip shifters. At the moment, my mind quickly thought "ok, this is not the bike for you"...but the temptation of selling it then and there was more of an influence. He bought it with a 15 dollar discount.
Ocassionally, I would think about how I shouldn't have sold it to that guy. What kind of crap is that telling me that he doesn't really like the bike so I should lower the price? I would've rather sold it to a person that loves it and then maybe I would've taken 20 dollars off...The other person who was willing to pay asking price and did the research emailed me at the end of the day saying that he's nearby and would like to see the bike as soon as possible. I had to let him down and told him the bike sold that morning.
I know this is all woulda-coulda-shoulda but there's next time.