Have you tried to ask a discount on your purchases?

Philippines
September 14, 2010 2:33pm CST
Good day Fellow Mylotter, I just noticed that prices of commodities and goods are tremendously going up now a days. I have noted this when I went to the supermarket and bought some goods. For this reason, when I am about to pay the goods, I am trying to ask some discount on the goods that I am purchasing. How about you, have you also done the same thing - asking for some discount on the goods that you have purchased?
7 responses
@jameshe (126)
• Cameroon
14 Sep 10
I've never asked for discounts. The people there are employees hired to scan the bar code and give you the total amount you owe. They do nothing of that sort.
@manubla (474)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
If the store allows haggling, then I do. I was uncomfortable the few times I tried but when I learned that some shop owners have the tendency to put a very high mark up price on their goods, haggling comes in handy. Sometimes though, when I'm feeling generous, I don't. :)
@champan (513)
• Argentina
14 Sep 10
Its easy to ask for discounts... the difficult thing is to actually get them , lol. Yes and I learn it from my father haha. He always asked everywhere ( electronics, shops, supermarkets,etc) if they could give any discounts, or If you have some offer for paying (for example with credit or debit card,etc) . Now Im used to it ,and well, some times you have some sorprises and have some discounts.
@mimining (204)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
Nice one, champan. I do that too, but not in supermarkets because they have barcoded tags. I got it from my mother, who used to ask for 50% discounts or do a lot of bargaining tactics. She does it pretty well. I am shy to ask for 50%. Normally, I ask for 10 to 25%, depending on the item.
• Pakistan
15 Sep 10
some product have fix prices but some imported products have not fix price in if i buy some imported products then i ask for discount.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
15 Sep 10
Hi Airasheila!. Its impossible to ask discount in supermarket because every thing is a fix price there. I can bargain in traditional market if we buy thing in large amount they usually give a special price. So we always buy a rice and others thing than we need a lot in traditional market.
@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
15 Sep 10
I'm too. I often go to the supermarket when they have some discount programs. I can buy with cheap price for necessary things of my living. With this doing, I can save some money.
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
I ask for discounts in plea markets because that's how things go there. How I wish I could do that in malls. Hahaha!
• United States
14 Sep 10
With the direction of the economic downturns most retailer and vendors are also loosing so they are not so apt to give discounts. This is however a good time to get negotiated rental and mortgage deals though.