PD – HAGGLING STORY

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER – HAGGLING STORY
The PD did a story on haggling in which they interviewed me. It was on the front page of their business section on Wednesday, March 3rd. One thing that I had mentioned that isn’t in the story is how the West Side Market is a great place to haggle. The produce vendors are good there at haggling. It’s the closest to a Moroccan Bazaar you can get on this side of the Cuyahoga.

Price matching is also an “organized” price haggling method. Most stores will price match like Wal-Mart and Giant Eagle. Negotiate is a better word for haggling. We haggle almost every day whether we realize it or not from what’s for dinner, to chores, to whoopee time. The Fonz never had to haggle for whoopee time. He just snapped his fingers.

To be a good haggler you have to in a position of no power be able to get what you want from someone with power. The key is to reverse the role by giving yourself the power and eroding theirs in a way that isn’t demeaning.

Here is the article:
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/shoppers_bargaining_for_a_bett.html

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

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