Originally Posted by ChinD
How about an intimidate button when trading? Buy and sell items as usual or tap the intimidate button and take a risk for a price adjustment. Successful intimidation gets you a better deal. Failed intimidation raises the price of purchasable items or lowers the value of sellable items. This would only apply to the trader you used intimidate on, all other traders would be unaffected. Of course any amount of intimidation would affect your reputation in a negative way short of becoming a criminal.
Maybe there would be a few things that could happen. First failed attempt at intimidate causes the seller to laugh. Second failed attempt results in price adjustment. Third failed attempt results in trader threatening back. Fourth failed attempt trader refuses to do business with you anymore. To fix your relationship with the trader you would need to have your reputation cleared by someone like the guy in the sewers in the first Aralon.
Might be kinda cool and sort of like haggling.
Neat idea, but probably beyond the scope of the game. If you're going to include something, do it right an' proper. AC3's a prime example of this. As is the third person camera in Bethesda games.