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.
"Sometimes the point of doing something is not to find the "best" way of doing it, but to discover the most fun" - Gever Tulley
"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