12 Things You Should Always Haggle Over

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borham4
borham4

You absolutely can and should negotiate! Most furniture stores pull all kinds of tricky moves to make you think you’re getting a ‘great sale price’ but you’re actually not. A 2.5 to 3 mark-up is not uncommon. Most sales people are paid on commission and are reluctant to give anything away. The ‘house’ always makes their $$ and give the salesperson some ability to negotiate, but their limits are basically set by what they can make from their employer. In other words, the sales person has a low-end threshold they will go down to, but beyond that they ‘might’ not be willing to negotiate – depends on the store.

Bottom line is that furniture stores put a mark-up on furniture that’s extraordinarily high. It’s why you see them on every damn corner! Be willing to walk away if you don’t get what you want. Asking for a discount of 40% should be common.

chrisb
chrisb

As popular as haggling is in some part of the world, it is surprising that it is not widely practiced in today's marketplace everywhere. I find it repulsive that various stores are the ones that sets prices and tell us what bargains are. Their ideas of bargain to me nine out of ten is not. I think that a true bargain is when i can throw in my own price on the table, a price that i can afford, and negotiate a happy medium from there. Websites like www.publictrades.com make such things possible - I love the concept of the site for it allows users to haggle product prices with others selling stuff. More ideas like that should be mainstream in today's commerce platform.

SpasojevicGoran
SpasojevicGoran

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