Not to get overly academic, but what is "fair"? One tends to see "fair" through one's own lens. In my experience, "fair" isn't much more than that place where you go to ride the ferris wheel and eat corn dogs. As a concept, it's about as amorphous as it can get. I have made and continue to make a great deal of my living, directly or indirectly, from negotiating deals. Some of those are negotiations are on my own behalf and some are on the behalf of others. Some are on behalf of the supplier, and some are on behalf of the consumer. In any case, when it comes to evaluating the terms of a deal, I don't care about "fair" as much as I care about "reasonable." Of course, "reasonable" isn't much better defined. It's all about . . . well . . . figuring out what works for you under the circumstances. That said, parties usually can get through a roadblock by explaining to each other the reasons for their respective positions and then getting a little creative. I worry about ethics, as well, but that's all about obeying accepted rules and practices (some written, some not). That's a different sort of "fair," I suppose. In any case, if you don't think you're being treated "fairly," you gotta get up. Either get up and fight, or get up and leave. If you are treating someone unfairly, you better be ready for them to get up and do something.