My first electric guitar I bought the guy quizzed me up and down. I figured he was just making sure I wasn't wasting his time. I met him at a buddy's studio in the back of his shop where they basically auditioned it for me, hooked it up to all kinds of amps for me to hear, and kind of had a jam session for me while pouring me drinks. I was shocked how talented they were and enjoyed the hell out of it. He knocked some $ off the price even though I had already agreed to the price. It was a custom job in mint condition and I got a helluva deal. Money clearly was not his motivator and he wanted someone who was going to love it like he had. A couple weeks later I was watching that 2 part SRV documentary and recognized one of the guys from SRV's band as one of the friends of the guy who sold it to me - pretty cool. He followed up with me 2 or 3 times to find out how I liked it and if I was playing a lot. I think we get emotionally attached to things and we do care about the next owner sometimes... and sometimes it's just a way to give a reason why we are selling.