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Should I have haggled?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jackhart, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    jackhart

    jackhart [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I just spent a couple thousand on furniture at one of the major furniture stores in my area - they are in 5 states and probably have 50 or so stores. Big place, not a mom and pop type of store. We bought a dresser, a chest, and an end table.

    Prices were clearly marked on each piece of furniture, and since we shopped around, we were comfortable with the money we spent and what we got for the money. I never pay attention to the "sale" prices - since that stuff is always "on sale."

    I'm not sure why, but when we got home tonight, I began to wonder if you can/should haggle at a big name furniture store..? I mean, that stuff is expensive and I'm sure there is a huge amount of profit in those prices. I haggle every time I buy a mattress, but I think everyone does. Never even occurred to me to try with furniture, though.

    What is everyone else's experience?
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Harleyfx69

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    Yes you most certainly should have..

    Huge profit margin on furniture
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    You can haggle anything. I've gotten prices cut in half because a store wanted my money rather than me driving 20 minutes up the road to buy it. My favorite thing to do is to go to store A and say that store B will give me this price so can you match/beat it?
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Im not sure you can talk furniture down, I dunno
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    I read somewhere that a consumer should negotiate prices on about every thing....
    So I was buying a pair of Nike shoes and asked the salesperson if he was in a position to give me a discount.....he asked the manager and I got 10
    percent off ...only 8 dollars, but it bought my lunch.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Good to know
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    I don't know how useful it would be on furniture but I pull out my student ID everywhere you'd be surprised how many people/companies will give a discount on stuff when you're a student. The man who sold us my truck knocked off 300 bucks because it was going to be for me and I had my ID on me. Bastard still didn't give me a full tank though.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    I guess if you don't ask, you'll never know. You guys saying I should have haggled - you have convinced me. I am thinking I should have asked for a discount if I bought all 3 pieces of furniture...as if I was only going to buy one and if they made it worth my while, I'd buy all 3...damn it all. :mad:

    I'm usually a good negotiator, but I don't buy furniture all that often, and it just never occurred to me to do so.

    Maybe I should call them back tonight and say I changed my mind - stuff doesn't get delivered for a few days from now. See what they say?
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I just tried to haggle with the lady at Subway... didn't take
     
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    We all learn, heck I just learned too :anonymous:
     
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    If you are comfortable with what you spent then don't worry about it. As long as you are happy with the purchase.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    i used to get so embarrassed when my mom did this LOL
    the women would try to haggle at the grociery store for gods sake.....
     
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    1. That I only eat American Cheese and Cheddar Cheese in that order, America first always in everything.
    2. That I will not hesitate to pull out my Student ID on the new workers, they change workers every 2 weeks it seems, to get my 10% discount and if the new person refuses to take I will stand there and argue with them.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    I love using my student ID wherever possible, gets more discounts than you would expect
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    No. You made a deal. Live up to it. They shouldn't pay for your mistake.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    I see where you are coming from, and I'm totally satisfied with what I paid for what I got. But I have the right to change my mind on any retail purchase for any reason at all, don't I? What you are saying really does not make much sense to me, to be honest. I have not taken delivery of the merchandise yet.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    What you're experiencing is "buyers remorse". Once you nod, say OK, or shake hands, the deal is done. Live and learn.

    I've been all over the world, and the USA is the best place on this rock, but everywhere else haggles over price. Haggle, it can't hurt.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    I have a feeling a LOT of people on this forum experience this feeling when they buy stuff for the taco... but then they get it in and are like :headbang:
     
  19. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    i worked furniture store for about a year,

    Trust me you can haggle something into the deal, whether its free delivery, discount off price, some item thrown in.. etc etc..
     
  20. Jan 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    I should have been more clear. It's fine if you want to return it, but don't return it and then ask for a discount on it.
     
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