Did you look up the synthesis materials?
The only reason someone would take pity on you and allow you to get away with not "paying a lot of gil..." would be if they were desperate to sell this particular item. Which really there is no reason to be because it WILL sell for what it's worth/costs to make.
I hope I don't sound like a jerk, I'm just trying to be realistic. The moment I put mine in bazaar there was more than one person looking to pick it up so I think it's likely you would have some competition. Unless the one on AH is over 1.6M I would think that the price is fair. And tbh, even at 1.6M it's not really worth making to sell for profit. Most of the ones you see moving around are just from people that have decided they are done with it.
This one time at band camp, I was camping an item worth over 400k. Top thieves on the server invited me to the party, got the drop and let me lot it for free. This being said, there are nice people on the server. I am not looking for a free lunch, I am looking to negotiate.
If you don't ask, you'll never know.
Since you are all so curious about my business dealings let me explain. I have gil and I farm a lot. Like my home finances, I have a specific amount allocated for relic that I don't touch, a specific amount ready to:
- gear for 3 jobs I am leveling (need to update Signature)
- debating whether or not to purchase Camper's Mezraq +1 and then sell it later once I get Gungnir. I have a soft spot for DRG.
- Leveling RDM alt so that I can farm more effectively
If the dude wants to sell it for 1.5+ million, then I would prefer to pay 3 installments of 500k and ask them to reserve it for me. Even if I only get the item after the final payment. I do this to maximize opportunity and this helped me save a lot of gil in the long run.