Will sweet talk get you a bigger discount?
True bargain hunters seize every chance they can in the search for a better deal. However, for many people, bargaining is still an issue.
A couple of years ago, San Diego-based blogger Roxy Popescu embarked on a simple experiment.
At least once a day for a year, she politely asked shopkeepers, waiters, service reps … in truth, just about any vendor she came in contact with … if they would consider giving her a discount, upgrade, or any other sort of perk.
She’d bargained at farmers markets and asked for free samples before. But now she was trying to learn and improve the outcome with every attempt.
It worked, better than she expected in fact.