Why did Qui-Gon bargain with Watto? I think if he thought that taking Ani was for the greater good then he should have just done it. What was Watto going to do about it? Slavery was against the law for the republic, wasn't it? And, for QGJ to say that he couldn't free Schmi is just plain ludicrous. Watto could not do anyhting about him just taking her. It's not like anyone on Tatooine would give a rip about what happened to Watto anyway considering he was just a shady junk dealer. I think that the jedi mind trick should have worked nicely on Watto because he didn't appear to be all that bright. I dunno, maybe there is something here I'm missing. Lemme know why Watto had bargaining power with the jedi.