Advertisements I hate the negotiations that are always the same. Doesn't anyone go in and double what they want? The old man always just says "No". And Rick always ends up giving about 30-40% of the "original offer". It's really boring to watch every single time. Just once I'd like to see someone go in and say "I want $500, but I'm going to start out at $2000 and negotiate down from there"... and then end up at the original $500 they wanted in the first place. Are people really that stupid to (a) always state the opening bid, and (2) always be honest on what they "want"? I guess what I'm saying is the negotiations also must be scripted/rehearsed.