Current situation, if you want it and there's nothing else comparable, and you'd ride it, then I wouldn't hesitate to offer like $800 to have it. $600 seems fair in the old days pre-covid/supply chain issues but what would you pay now for a fairly similar bike? And when could you get it? Point is, don't fixate on the deal too much. $1,000 is probably too much but seller might've said that figuring he'd get hammered down, so go ahead and hammer down, agree on something and move on. $200 isn't what it used to be. And it'll be a good bike that you can keep a long time and upgrade. I still kept my 1994 Cannondale and like it, along with a '95 Titus and my new '19 bike. And my old '01 Specialized that is just a frame at the moment but I hold onto it because I liked that bike a lot. All these bikes along with this one you're looking at are keep-able for a long time.