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Stores That Are Willing To Haggle

Pay no attention to the price tag.

More stores are giving their managers wiggle room for customers to haggle with them on price.

Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s and others will let managers not only match competitor prices…but beat them by 10%.  See where else bargaining is becoming more common here.

After reading the article in the above link, I promised myself that the next time I saw an opportunity to haggle, I was going to take it.  No matter how much I wanted to chicken out…  So, fast forward a few days later — I’m at Target buying a board game.  I can’t even remember which one now, but it doesn’t matter… it wasn’t that much fun.  So, don’t buy it.  The point its there was only 1 of them left and the box was damaged just a bit… so, I took it to the customer service desk and politely explained that it was the last one on the shelf and asked if I could have a discount because the box was damaged.  The lady said no problem… and took 10% off.

My philosophy moving forward — ask for the discount.  All they can do is say no.

2 Responses to Stores That Are Willing To Haggle

  • Theresa says:

    I’m actually very relieved to know that you go to the customer service desk and don’t just wait until you’re in line to haggle. Bonus points! Now, I don’t have a problem with a customer checking a prince when being rung up. I just think when they want to haggle on every item when people are behind them in line, then it becomes a major nuisance.

    One time last week in Kroger, this woman decided she was going to do that with EVERY SINGLE item she bought. She argued over coupons not working, about the prices things were ringing up as, having the lady take things off, and actually having the lady re-ring things up. She appeared to be wearing expensive clothing and jewelry, and she was like buying 10 bottles of mouthwash, etc. She kept attempting to haggle, and the line was getting longer and longer. After the manager had to come over for the 3rd time, I took my items off the conveyor and went to a different line. There were two people ahead of me in that new line, and we still got done and out of the store before she did. I felt so sorry for her cashier and anybody else who happened to be waiting behind her. So have at it and haggle, but please don’t be a “Princess Ann”. :)

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