I put Barak up for sale on the forums this week and had some nibbles of interest here and there. I started the auction at 4 billion and a buyout of 6.5 billion. I wasn't sure if I could get a full 6.5 but I figured it was worth a shot. I wanted at least 5 billion because combined with my current wallet that would afford the Nomad jump freighter.
Well, I had an offer on Monday for 5 billion buyout. I considered it but politely turned it down as I figured I could get more. Today my patience ran out and I approached the pilot that made the offer seeing if he was still agreeable to it. He said yes, we negotiated the transfer of isk and character, and now I'm 5 billion isk richer.
Could I have gotten more had I waited out the auction? Maybe. But I got what I needed to satisfy my goals. April 20th can't get here fast enough.