When they say the vendors are looking for a price between blah(low figure) and blah(high figure) what they really mean is that they are looking for the high figure. Talk about wasting our time with negotiations. If some one says I want between 10 and 20 dollars for this book, you might offer 15 or 18 to seal the deal. But you have no hope when actually they wanted $20 all along. I found the real estate agent to be very misleading (oh big suprise!).
Look forward to my next exciting installment where I complain some more!!!!!