Do you haggle over prices in stores? No? To learn how to be a good creeper who gets discounts here. A survey shows that most people try to negotiate to succeed.
Why don’t you negotiate the price?
What do you say to yourself if you don’t negotiate a discount?
You think it’s pointless to haggle?
From insurance to a refrigerator, it pays to haggle on price. A large Danish Competition and Consumer Authority consumer survey shows this. You are more likely to win than lose on the trial. Consider.
You don’t want to haggle over the price.
Your first few price reduction requests may feel cross-border to you, but not to the seller. The seller is used to it. Turn the situation around and look at the food processor’s stated price as the store’s suggested retail price. Then you make your bid. It never hurts to ask for a discount.
Fear of a no
It’s all about perception. Is a no a no, or a good place to start a negotiation? Use the sales situation to your advantage. You have the right to refuse the store’s price.
You feel sorry for the seller
Isn’t it a shame that you risk paying a higher price for the item? With a 100% guarantee, you are not the first customer to push the price. Profits on goods can be several hundred percent. A seller should refuse a sale if the store loses money.
- Imagine winning this by negotiating
- Lower price saves you money
- For the same price, you get more items.
- You get extra services like reduced insurance or free delivery
What ideas do you or the seller have to close the deal?
Prepare Before Going Shopping
Before entering the store, prepare your questions and arguments. What if I ask? Why should the seller give you a discount?
And you need to know your goals. Will you pay full price? Or do you need the item for 10% less to make the trade? What if the dealer refuses your offer? A trade that doesn’t go your way? You need an answer to those questions to feel confident in negotiating.
Check the item’s price at nearby competitors. If you found the item cheaper in another store or online, you can say so. It’s a good point. Then you know how far you can reduce the price.
Practice on your boyfriend, friends, or family before going shopping. Insecure people are difficult to persuade.
When and where can you bargain?
You can get good deals on expensive goods and services that you don’t buy often. The price ranges from several thousand to one hundred kroner. Clothing, electronics, and specialty stores, for example, often allow staff to give volume and/or price discounts. The seller can include extra socks or a phone cover with the purchase of a shirt.
If you buy spiced sausage, iceberg lettuce, and cotton pads for DKK 52, you won’t get much of a deal. If you want to save money on expensive products, you can try butchers or the wine department in some supermarkets. These sellers know the purchase price of the goods and manage their own stock.
How much can you bargain?
It’s difficult to say how much you can haggle. If you find the same item cheaper elsewhere, you can go for the minimum discount. More expensive items can save you more money by negotiating the price.
Choose a Savvy Negotiator
Negotiate with the right person to get the most. It is often best to approach the store manager or the oldest employee. These salespeople have the authority and experience to bargain with you. You can also ask who to contact to get a good deal. The floor’s youngest employee rarely gets to haggle.
Pretend to Like the Seller Before Negotiating
Do not go to the counter and demand a lower price. First, spend a few minutes getting to know the salesperson. So pick a time when the salesperson isn’t rushed. If you know you won’t pay full price, don’t crawl to the checkout with the item in hand, because you’ll both lose face if the negotiation fails. Instead, stand away from the item so you can talk without being disturbed by other customers wanting to pay.
First, introduce the item. Praise the clerk’s knowledge and mention the seller’s name. If you frequent a store, a personal relationship with the seller can save you a lot of money. Yes, it sounds cold, but it is. In reality, you’re just playing the sellers’ sales tricks.
Remember to maintain a positive and respectful tone. With a smile and a twinkle in your eye, you can serve your arguments much more effectively. It’s vital that the seller doesn’t lose face. So, read the situation carefully and only push positively. If you are too demanding or harsh, the seller will close in on you, and good arguments will likely fail.
Consider the Seller’s Desire to Negotiate
The best results come from asking what the seller wants. Negotiate using the seller’s interests. The seller wants to maximize turnover. So if you buy more items, or expensive items, you can get a discount. More sales means more discounts.
Aside from the high turnover, the seller may want to make room for new items in the store and warehouse. White goods stores may want to make room for new models. Clothing stores want to get rid of last season’s items. Thus, the seller’s price may be lower than the marked price.
Specialized stores want to keep customers. Regular customers of yarn stores or aquarium stores are more likely to receive discounts than newcomers.
You’ve had good fortune. So don’t accept a seller’s no in the first or second round. Consider the no as a starting point. Reverse the situation: a seller’s quick acceptance of your offer signals that you’ve been cheated and haven’t gotten the best deal possible.
Persistent but kind. Explanation: You’ve been told the seller has declined your offer, but you still want the item at your suggested price.
If the salesperson says no, don’t be surprised. It may feel defeating, but do not take it personally. You must have agreed in advance whether you will pay the stated price for the item. If you don’t want to pay full price, think twice about entering into a negotiation. Because you have more to lose if the seller rejects your offer.