But in all honesty, the is no negotiating whatsoever during coin shows?
There is plenty, but when it is not to your liking, you either accept it or move on.
I have been in that same spot more than once. Dealer would not budge. I moved on, did not find anything comparable at any of the other tables, then came back and paid what they wanted.
One time I felt lucky because when I came back someone in front of me was holding my
coin! They were having the same conversation I had earlier! Luckily they moved along and I got what I wanted to own for more than I wanted to spend. I do not regret it though.
I guess I am even luckier these dealers did not raise their prices when I came back.