I once attended a workshop about finances and lessons taught by really rich guys... one of the keys the speaker taught. Asking, "Is that the best you can do?" I haven't been brave enough to use it much and I didn't use that wording today, but I did ask for a better price.
I just bartered with a website to get a better price. Well, sort of. I bartered with the chat guy. I have been needing to replace the silverware basket and rinse agent cap for our dishwasher. Somehow the basket was broken… well, I know how it happened but that is another story, involving someone (not me) getting angry at it. The cap was loosened by little hands and came out during a wash cycle. It unfortunately met it’s match- the heating coil thing at the bottom. It was smelly and melted when I found it.
I found the items I wanted and then found similar items that had lower prices online. I clicked the chat button and asked if he would match the lower prices. It must be my lucky day. I saved over $6. Not much, I guess, but $6 I can spend on something else!
Any of you have successful bargaining skills? Please share!