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 70

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  • Blue26 profile photo
    Yes i bargain for a better price. why not?
    about 1 month
  • 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.
    3 months
  • rainstained profile photo
    shastaH, well said! There are places to haggle and others not to because it just makes people look bad or cheap.
    3 months
  • 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
    3 months
  • 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!
    4 months
  • resehrs profile photo
    hi please take one of my surveys please!!!
    5 months
  • 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.
    5 months
  • mrswendy profile photo
    Bargain hunter...is my middle name
    5 months
  • sinistr2 profile photo
    I had a local jeweler snap a watch box shut in my face while trying to haggle with him over a high ticket item. I bought the same item that day for 30% less and it cost him all my future business and good will. It's worth it to haggle over prices.
    8 months
  • sinistr2 profile photo
    I had a local jeweler snap a watch box shut in my face while trying to haggle with him over a high ticket item. I bought the same item that day for 30% less and it cost him all my future business and good will. It's worth it to haggle over prices.
    8 months
  • sinistr2 profile photo
    I had a local jeweler snap a watch box shut in my face while trying to haggle with him over a high ticket item. I bought the same item that day for 30% less and it cost him all my future business and good will. It's worth it to haggle over prices.
    8 months
  • wbarto1 profile photo
    I rarely haggle. I might over a big ticket item like a car and I did over my house, but even then I don't push it too hard. I decide what the item is worth to me and offer it, either they accept it or they don't. It really puts a bad taste in my mouth when I am visiting my brother in Mexico and American tourists come down and take advantage of people's desperation. They save themselves a few bucks that they wouldn't even notice and are all proud of it, while the seller goes home and doesn't have enough to feed their family. Then they have the gall to come home and brag about it, yeah congratulations you contributed to the starvation, orphan and crime problems in Mexico- good job. Similar thing with car dealerships. When you negotiate down on a car, that money comes right out of the salespersons commissions, it doesn't come out of the car dealerships profits. If you like your salesperson and they did a good job finding you a car, stop being a cheap SOB and pay them for their work. Everyone complains about how big evil employers don't pay the lowly workers enough, but when they are in the position where they have a role in determining how much the worker gets, they are stingy and greedy. When you get a great deal, someone is getting paid less for their work.
    8 months
  • Ginger01 profile photo
    By the end of my trip in Mexico, I was great at bargaining!
    9 months
  • Jonesgurl profile photo
    More N/A options should be listed. I don't like being forced to lie.
    10 months
  • Shonda23 profile photo
    Someone always has a story to tell lol
    10 months
  • burrych profile photo
    I feel if you don't bargain you are paying too much.
    11 months
  • cw25 profile photo
    Most things are priced for much more than the seller will actually take.I love a good bargain.
    12 months
  • maiyuu profile photo
    I did this when I went on vacation. I wanted to buy some t-shirts for my significant other and I knew there were a lot of stalls that sold t-shirts. I told the guy I didn't need to buy it, he wanted $40.00 for 2 shirts!! (They were actually tank tops!). He ended up giving them to me for waaay less.
    12 months
  • kaylee77 profile photo
    Sometimes if you want to survive in life you got to grab the bull by the horns so to speak
    about 1 year
  • martypaul profile photo
    I honestly believe that companies price items with the intention making bargains. Like 20% off
    about 1 year
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