Are you good at bargaining? or you just go with the tag price.

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
October 23, 2009 10:43pm CST
I like to bargain, it's fun but I try to be fair and considers the quality of the item. There are times I get real steals. This makes shopping in malls sometimes not attractive. There's no way one can bargain unlike in other shopping centers. cheers!
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I'm worst, i just tend to look at the price tag and buy the product. My is, she can haggle to the point that i'm the one whose embarrassed and have to literally beg her to buy it at the agreed price. She even do it at the mall LOL, aargh... I can't stand the look of those sales agents. Cheers!
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
To ask for a discount in malls is sometimes acceptable but to haggle would be embarassing LOL. Yes, salespeople will be shocked if ever we do that. enjoy!
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
Yeah it's funny but she did that in one of the appliance center (Abenson) and guess what? she asked for a discount, haggled and we were able to get a refrigerator for 500 less than what was indicated on the price tag. Well, she's got the nerve. Cheers!
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
yes, i think i am good at that. i know where to shop cheap and where i can make good bargains. some items are the same items sold in malls as in small stores. it only takes a little sacrifice on oneself having to shop in sweat and inconvenience. coming out of these stores with very good bargains but ending up hmmmmmp-smelling. hahaha
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Yes, practically, the items are the same and it's only the price that is different. Bargaining is a science and an art. LOL You must be a fan of Divisoria,right. Talking about sacrifice, that's a good place to make sacrifices rubbing shoulders with billions of people hahahaha. Not to mentioned the risk of getting one's wallet snatched. enjoy!
• United States
24 Oct 09
Some times you just have to haggle. I just did it yesterday at the store, they only had one pack left and it was open, so I got them to lower the price. Hey every penny right?
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
every penny, indeed. LOL It's good to be practical nowadays in our purchases. enjoy!
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I don't really bargain because it's not done here in most stores in the U.S. But I would consider myself a great bargain shopper! I'm always watching the sales AND using coupons. Just tonight I saved $20 in coupons on my groceries. I LOVE finding a good bargain. It makes me feel successful in my shopping.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I understand that in the US things are done differently unlike in many countries in Asia where bargaining is a common practice. Not only in shopping but practically in anything that involves payment. It is not uncommon to find a patient bargaining with his doctor for a good price. LOL enjoy!
@nuar_y (279)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 09
I normally stick to the price tag. Because I'm totally not an expert in bargaining. But if I bring my sister or my mom, then I'll let them do the bargain.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
24 Oct 09
My bargaining power ain't that strong, lol. Most times, I just go with the price tag unless it's a marketplace where things can be bargained for.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
24 Oct 09
actually speaking, im not good in bargaining...so i always prefer branded shops to pay the tagged price, because tagged products have suffered all the tax and they are worth of paying the money which they have fixed..people who find it difficult to bargain so without losing much money to shop owners we could go to tagged price showrooms..this will be some what safer.. in my state, i can find more bargaining shops, they will tell very heavy prices in the beginning, we have to bargain very carefully and bring down the price to our comfort and purchase the product ...
@jndlponti (2413)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
That is true. Tag prices in malls are really fixed unlike other shopping centers. I do bargain with some items that I think could still be offered less. But I would just bargain on the fair price that they could still have an income. But there are times that I notice that the price is just right for the item or sometimes the price is much cheaper than the quality of the item, I would not bargain anymore.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
24 Oct 09
I admit tha i am not good at bargaining. I have tried t sometimes, but I didn't do a good job. I have a friend who is very good at bargaining. We have some open markets in my city where we can buy good by bargaining. I like to take my friend who is good at bargaining when I go to those open markets. After bargaining for sometime, I feel bad and give the money they ask for. I feel bad because the people who sell goods in open markets are usually poor.
• China
24 Oct 09
It all depends.I'd like go shopping with several friends,so we can buy things at a better price.But there still some place we can't brgain,if I really like one product,I will buy it without bargain.
• India
24 Oct 09
i am a i shopaholic and bargaining products is my rule and style. i just enjoy shopping and love bargaining which would be good economically and beneficial too