Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The power of asking.

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!


Busty LaRue said...

When we moved to Provo we couldn't take our TV because it was too big. We had a little 20 incher, but it didn't have a remote, so we knew we needed to get a new one. We did some research online and found one that we really liked at Fry's in Vegas. Then we waited for TV sales at RC Willey and got them to price match their on-sale TV to the Fry's price. We ended up saving like $700 off the regular retail price. :)

Connie said...

I went to that same seminar but I didn't get to hear much. Good for you for saving $6.00! It's a start!