Tired of cutting every coupon you see? Why not try to haggle your way into a better deal.
Most Canadians think they’re too polite for ask for a lower price tag, but Bankrate.com says that being able to negotiate a discount can produce incredible savings on everything from big-screen TVs to touristy knickknacks.
The trick lies in being kind, confident, and willing to pay a fair price. Asking for an outlandish discount isn’t likely to produce results, and the same thing goes for attempting to barter during a store’s busiest hours. Go in at the end of the day, ask to speak to the manager — sales clerks usually can’t reduce prices — and be prepared to buy.
Another helpful tip is to think beyond an item’s sticker price. If a merchant isn’t willing to negotiate, they might throw in free delivery or installation.