To all those out there providing services for high usage websites or companies: please stop trying to rip us off.
With all the insane haggling you have to go through when running website, you'd think you're in a flea market somewhere in the developing world. Here are some contrasting examples:
Buying a Domain Name from a Squatter:
Luis: How much do you want?
Luis: How about $250?
Final Sale Price: $600
My Aunt's Kidnapping in Guatemala:
Kidnapper: We want X
Final Ransom: X/20
Buying DNS Service:
Unnamed Company's Initial Offer: $X/month
Final Offer: $(X/10)/month
My Mom Buying Fruit in a Town Market:
Seller: Bananas for $1
Mom: I'll give you 10 cents
Seller: That's INSANE!
Mom: How about 12 cents?
I'm tempted to hire a fruit seller from a Guatemalan market to become my chief negotiator.