Pricing unique historical items can be a bit of a guessing game and in an effort to make it more fun and reach a fair price for both of us, we have added negotiable pricing to certain items. The negotiating tool is powered by a somewhat cheeky AI with whom you can haggle over the price in real time. All of the negotiable items can be found here...
This experience is a lot more like going to a militaria show. The listed price is just our best estimate of the full retail value based on research and past experience and we know there is a price between that and the number you would like to pay that will be fair for both of us. The AI is empowered to negotiate the final price and he will haggle pretty hard. So its a lot more like a militaria show but, unfortunately, it doesn't make up endless, meandering stories about each item on the table. Perhaps one day soon will will be able to give it a grumpy old man attitude who "knows what he's got" but until then, this is a happy middle ground.
I am hoping this will make more sense for some of the more rare or unique items which are difficult to put a fixed price on.