Do You Bargain?

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  1. ptahm22

    ptahm22Active Member

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    In my region you can only bargain in an open market place. It bears no fruit if you bargain at a shop or supermarket since the price won't go down. You can't even bargain at a grocery store, all prices are fixed. However, every time I'm at an open market I make sure I don't buy an item at it's initial or mentioned price.
     
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    I try, and I would really like to think that I have gotten better at it over the years, but at the same time I know that there are places where I can get a lot better. I am trying though, and I am saving quite a bit.
     
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    I mostly do my bulk shopping in the open markets which allows room for bargaining. If I don't bargain it would be risky on my part, I may be paying times two the actual price for a commodity. I am good at bargaining, it irritates me a lot if I get cheated knowing fully well getting money is not an easy ride.
     
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    it΄s depend on where I am if i΄m shopping original products I just pay the asking price, but if it is a Chinese I bargain.


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  5. janemariesayed

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    Bargaining is a way of life in some countries. When I lived in Egypt it was expected. I would even bargain to get my groceries cheaper and at times they would reduce the price.

    I think that when the price is reduced via bargaining, it shows just how much they are putting on the cost price for themselves. In the UK bargaining is not done so much. We tend to accept the price that is displayed on an item. If the displayed price is too much then we often just go and look elsewhere for a better deal.
     
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  6. Jessika

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    I don't bargain often. Sometimes, if I'm talking to a builder or something similar, but never in stores.

    I think the problem is in that the UK, the store staff don't have the authority to bargain, and in chain stores neither do the managers as the prices are all set centrally through a computer system. The likely responses to bargaining would be 'No', 'let me call a manager', or 'let me call security'. Resetting prices is much easier in small shops, and chain stores can be pretty certain they will sell the item later at full price anyway so there's no incentive for them to haggle.
     
  7. janemariesayed

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    You are right there @Jessika@Jessika, that is the way here in the UK. Although, at times I have known people to get money off for what they call 'shop soiled' items which were the ones on display.
     
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