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 82


  • QueenIvina profile photo
    I want to promise myself to start bargaining!!
    4 months
  • jmacmillan777 profile photo
    I don't haggle, but I think I'm going to start soon.
    4 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.
    5 months
  • Rotahayes profile photo
    Bargains helps with this "Economy"
    5 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.
    5 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.
    6 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!
    6 months
  • cindythatcher37 profile photo
    I always bargain for a better price.
    7 months
  • Odes profile photo
    Bargain is like any sport.
    8 months
  • Endora profile photo
    I get twelve cents out of every dime!
    10 months
  • 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.
    11 months
  • 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.
    11 months
  • 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
  • rainstained profile photo
    shastaH, well said! There are places to haggle and others not to because it just makes people look bad or cheap.
    about 1 year
  • easthigh profile photo
    I haggle at the grocery store every time i go. i fill my shopping cart up, go to the check out then haggle with the cashier on each and every item that's in my cart lololol
    about 1 year
  • DaddyEvil profile photo
    You know, I always figure it like this... If the person selling the object (or whatever) won't have the money to feed his children if he haggles over the price with me, then he needs to find a different job! I can't FORCE him to take less than he has to have to live... The VERY worst I could do is walk away without making a purchase! Business people are there to either sell their merchandise or not... I can't force them to sell at a discount if they don't want to sell at a discount!
    about 1 year
  • resehrs profile photo
    hi please take one of my surveys please!!!
    about 1 year
  • shastaH profile photo
    At a flea market I might haggle. I know in other states or countries haggling might be normal in all stores, but not where I live. You walk into a regular store here talking bout "I'll pay 30 cent for this!" everybody will laugh at you. You pay the price that they put on the label or you leave.
    about 1 year
  • mrswendy profile photo
    Bargain my middle name
    about 1 year
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