The key step in negotiation in business is respectfully showing the other person in the negotiation that you ready to walk away from a deal if doesn't work for you, especially if you have other options on the table

Respectfully, as you may do business again in Future

Respect and walking away are both part of the process

It would be great if someone else paid your bills and expenses in life. The ML/WL doesnt

Any other thoughts to help those who hate the haggle?

Also, gentlemen pay cash and pay up front