I figured out if you have a fancy new truck guys think you have money and will ask stupid prices, I don't have the fancy truck so i'm good there.
Up here in Canada if you have a non Canadian accent they think you are shipping over seas and making huge dollars and not paying enough to them, then making thousands off their Back , Some dealers from the U.K messed my buying up for my collection this way. Ive had to get Canadian friends to go for me in the past to look at tractors.
sentimental value is always $3 a pound more than scrap price. I will say the biggest thing I find is if a guy likes you and you can connect with him when you get on the yard. I've had some luck with some stuff, I know guys have tried to get tractors for 20 years. They have been mad when i got it for $200 and they offered $3000