Haggle on the High Street 

How to get a discount in shops

Its a fact, the Great British Public is generally a really polite nation that does not like to complain and does not like to haggle. This needs to stop right now. Complaining is talked about in other sections of this site but for now lets concentrating on haggling.

If you make an offer to buy a house you would never offer your best price. Well many retailers are the same, they have a price for there goods or services that they would like to get but if they are faced with a sale at a lower price or no sale at all there is a good chance that they will choose to go with the sale - especially in the current economic climate. You also need to consider the profit they are making, if something is for sale of £100, the chances are that they paid at least 40% less than this for it, if not more.

So, next time you want to buy something on the High Street take the following steps:

1. Decide exactly what it is that you want to buy

2. Consider if you really want to buy it - for example, if you want to buy the new ipad 3 would you be just as happy with the ipad2? if you would, it will obviously be far easier to negotiate a better deal on the something that is not the latest model and in high demand

3. Now that you have decided exactly what you  want search the net to see how much different retailers are selling it for (tip: use comparison websites for this).

4. Now the final step, go into the shop and make your offer. Say that you want to buy the item but you are aware that you can buy it cheaper online or elsewhere, however you will buy from them today if they will see it for £x

Good luck - Remember, if you don't ask, you don't get!!

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