I pay what I am comfortable paying for an item. If I am not willing to pay what it is marked or if I negotiate down that is the new "fair" price. I could tell myself all the thousands of dollars I have saved but I would not have been interested in the items at the higher price so it doesn't count as actually having saved it.
"In the essentials: unity; in the non-essentials: liberty; in all things: love" - often incorrectly attributed to Augustine or John Wesley - original source in question
"Use peaceful means where they are appropriate; but where they are not appropriate, do not hesitate to resort to more forceful - Thupten Gyatso (the Dalai Lama, 1932)
"It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters" Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant.
"The ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs" - Muhammed