I agree Mousekilla.
There is a big differance between a buyer trying to offer a seller what the animal is worth, and a buyer trying to buy a certain sellers animal for what ANOTHER seller is selling for. That's where a lot of problems come in. Some people don't understand that not all (example here) pastel ball pythons are the same, hence slightly different prices. Some might have outstanding colors while others are ho-hum, and a buyer cannot possibly expect someone to drop their price to eqqual the price of the ho-hum ball python. This is another reason why I feel its important to purcahse the BEST breeders you can, and only breed whats HIGH qaulity. That way you can ensure the real herpers are going to be able to see your qaulity and over time word gets around.