A Few Haggling Techniques

greeting-1296493_960_720Whenever you’re buying something from either a Davie pawn shop, a flea market or a garage sale, you need to be ready to haggle to get the best deal possible. Just because something is already being sold for cheap doesn’t mean that you can’t try to get an ever better deal. So to do this, you need to know how to haggle a bit. And to help you out, here’s three techniques.

The first is to simply ask the seller, “Can you do any better?” when inquiring about the price of an item. This makes your intent to buy present (but not too positive) and throws the ball in their court. They may say no, but there’s no harm in asking. So give it a try and very often, you’ll find that you can get a lower price just by using that one simple question.

The second technique is to try to get two items for less than each individually. If you are interested in buying at least two of the items a seller has, then make them an offer for the both. Like if they are selling a TV and a DVD player, say, “How about $— for both?” The seller may be enticed enough at the idea of selling two (or more) items that they may take your offer right there.

Finally, there is tugging at the heartstrings of the individual. Explain why you really like the item, but how you just can’t spend the asking price. Depending on who you’re talking to (and the level of authenticity to your story) you just may be able to shake a few bucks off of the original asking price. This technique isn’t for everyone, but there’s still no harm in trying if all else has failed.