Price haggling/bargaining – do you negotiate for the best price?

Do you haggle, bargain the price down?
Do you haggle, bargain the price down?
Where do you haggle/bargain?
Which of these tips have you used to bargain with?
If you don't bargain - why not?
02/28/2012 Living 10 points 88


  • tilleyboozey profile photo
    If I can get at better price, it is well worth it!!
    7 days
  • rmpolsf profile photo
    I price match at Walmart when i dont want to travel elsewhere for same product. I have a booth at a flea marketwith my handmade items and sometimes depending what it is i will lower the price if someone asks but i have had people try on hats and walk away and come back asking if i will take $10 for a $15 hat when if i had to purchase each color in that hat it would cost me that. I said no and someone came a couple days later bought it and said i wasn't charging enough. Or another lady had a bunch of items which she was saving on all ready and had the nerve to ask if i would take more off and handed me the money for change which would have been the amount it was originally. If it hadn't been my only sale that day i would have said no.
    about 1 month
  • Dolly profile photo
    Sometimes the best deal is just a quick bargain blitz of words away. Best to at least make the effort to try to get the best deal for your money. A little bit of haggle time never hurts.
    about 1 month
  • skillciaX profile photo
    You can haggle in retail stores with what is known as a "price match guarantee". Basically you find a lower price elsewhere and they match the price. I'd consider that haggling.
    about 1 month
  • clack05 profile photo
    Can you haggle in retail stores? I thought the price is what it says it is. If the employees cut you break then that's kind of stealing, right? The company sets the price not the employees.
    3 months
  • Aleha profile photo
    My son in law is quite the bargain her. I'm just not comfortable with it
    3 months
  • QueenIvina profile photo
    I want to promise myself to start bargaining!!
    8 months
  • jmacmillan777 profile photo
    I don't haggle, but I think I'm going to start soon.
    8 months
  • mammacub4 profile photo
    when I worked in retail, I used to extremely dislike it when people would try to bargain over the price. I just scan and put it in a bag. I have NO CONTROL over the price. Some people just don't understand that.
    9 months
  • Rotahayes profile photo
    Bargains helps with this "Economy"
    9 months
  • Hanalei2018 profile photo
    When at the swap meet or a yard sale/there's an item I woulf like to buy/haven't enough I will ask the yard merchant to 'see' my amount for purchase, cash I have for that particular item I want at that moment. If approved I pay the amount, we both agreed within what I have with me, or Iam curteous and walk away. Very seldom now, do I go to swamp meets. Mostly for fun/to see interesting items. Now I only collect new things that are attractive..and nice to own but not expensive. Buying on 'sale'/'discount' are forms of Bargaining. Good exxperiences, either way.
    10 months
  • clifford2 profile photo
    I don't like to haggling. I feel if some one has to belittle themselves they don't need the item. If it comes up on sale else where I will buy it. The item is a must have now pay the full price and get over it.
    10 months
  • GtpsyGirl profile photo
    Negotiating a better price is not only part of the fun of getting a bargain, it sometimes also results in great deals. When the washer I wanted was not available, I asked if I could purchase the floor model. Not only did the store manager give approval, I was also able to get a hefty discount on the original price!
    10 months
  • cindythatcher37 profile photo
    I always bargain for a better price.
    11 months
  • Odes profile photo
    Bargain is like any sport.
    about 1 year
  • Endora profile photo
    I get twelve cents out of every dime!
    about 1 year
  • Zyni profile photo
    Why not? The worst they can do is say no. You won't know if you don't try. Saving money is good. You can always find somewhere else to spend it.
    about 1 year
  • redhaired_aries profile photo
    If an item is placed on a shelf with an incorrect price in front of it (for a lesser amount), thanks to truth in advertising they have to honor that price. Don't touch the item and call a manager immediately. I also bargain and garage/yard sales and such. Or if the product/service is defective or I receive bad service.
    about 1 year
  • Blue26 profile photo
    Yes i bargain for a better price. why not?
    about 1 year
  • rainstained profile photo
    Flea markets are okay sometimes if they price isn't fair. Most times around here it's not worth the hassle though because when you can get 4 zucchini for a $1 there ...why haggle when it's $2.58 lb at the store? That can make people really mad. I know more recently I told a car place what I could pay per month on a car and the total I was willing to spend. They got the price down within that margin and so I bought the SUV for $6,600 and paid it off in less than a year! So I guess I haggled or people with me haggled on my behalf to get a decent price. So I suppose haggling with people who you know make enough money it won't hurt them financially isn't a bad thing. To do it in a way with people you know are desperate to begin with just makes someone look bad. Haggling with a cashier is useless because well I've been one and they have no control over prices stores have. In a grocery store you either pay the price listed or they keep the stuff, they don't have negotiate. It's important to know your market, what can be haggled for, and reasonable prices on items. This will make a person a better haggler and keep them from just looking like a cheap , mean bully.
    about 1 year
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