Haggling For Bargains

Please consider the idea of haggling: a buyer negotiating with a seller to get a lower price. It sounds like a great way to save money. Why am I not doing it?

I believe that like other consumers, haggling just isn’t on my radar:

  • I pay what I see on the price tag without question.
  • My first notion of haggling reminds me of buying a vehicle. Yuck!
  • I am uncomfortable asking for a discount.
  • Finally, it simply hasn’t occurred to me to apply haggling to non-big ticket items.

I love the idea of haggling, but I am way out of my comfort zone. My reluctance to ruffle feathers is one of the reasons – according to some financial experts – that many women often pay more f


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2 Responses to Haggling For Bargains

  1. Susan says:

    I found a way to get over my shyness about haggling. I just ask if they can discount the item. It doesn’t feel so cheap when I use that term.

  2. Pops Wallet says:

    Susan: that’s a great way to put it. I’m always looking for an “easy” line to use to start haggling, and your is a pretty good one. Thanks!

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