I am reminded of the story of a duckling who got into a conversation with a pig. The pig invited the duckling for a swim in a secret, pristine lake. He proceeded to jump into his muddy, excrement filled puddle, splashing the poor duckling with filth. He then invited the duckling to join him in the "exquisite lake," exclaiming upon all the virtues of the "lovely body of clear water."
The more involved the duckling gets with the pig, the more covered in excrement the duckling will become. Conversing, explaining, bargaining and arguing with the pig just ends being covered in so much feces that you can no longer walk away.
The more quickly you can extract yourself, the better. Learn the lesson and move on.
Pigs in $41+ are not going to become educated by ducklings. They just want to pull you into their mud. Run!