Friday, August 7, 2009


Do you haggle with price? My friends always invite me to join them everytime they shop around. They know well how I handle price haggling. I make interesting price bargaining with friendly shop owners especially with certain big ticket items. It comes naturally to me.

ellers will always try to get the most money possible for their goods, and customers who
are not used to the art of bargaining will immediately pay for the items they like. The kicker though is that you can have some fun doing it. The most important thing is staying polite and keeping sense of humor while bargaining. Remember, it is supposed to be fun.

lways halve the first asking price and start from there, of course, with a smile and keep it throughout. The seller is much more likely to continue bargaining with a happy smiling face. Getting angry or upset will take you nowhere and rarely gets you the price you want. Be mindful that the initial price offered by the seller is usually marked up by at least 40% over the general price acceptable, or it can be up to even more. Do not say how much you want to pay for an item unless it is near the end of the process. Always try and drop the seller's offering price as much as possible before finally naming your price. If you don't get the price you want, humm the song line, "...walk away please go before you throw your money away..." ha ha! If you get called back, you know you are close to winning the price haggling battle ugghhh!!!

repeat, bargaining is an art and if you are unfamiliar with it, start learning the process and have fun.


FG said...

We know your charisma when it comes to price haggling. You are hustler, don't you know that ha ha?

MonchMonch said...

We know!!!

Sabi nga nila super barat ka ha ha ha!!! One time ano ang sabi ng tindero, "kabayan wala kang pera, baratttt kuripppotttt!" ha ha ha!!!

Bay Martin said...

You have a long memory. Funny though, they always give in to my pambabarat ha ha ha!!!

MonMon said...

Samahan mo ako sa Qatif, mamimili ako ng isda at hipon!