Irish News of the World
Haggling for a Discount
In boxing terms, you should never hit a man when he’s down, yet when you’re adversary is struggling; it is the perfect time to take advantage.
The same could be said when it comes to getting value for money when you’re out shopping – particularly if you’re buying bigger and more expensive items.
We’ve heard that shops are struggling with a reduction in the number of customers as a result of the recession, and that even what customers there are spend less.
So if you’re in the market for a “big ticket” items for whatever reason, it’s worth bearing this in mind when trying to get yourself a good deal, and maybe even a few extra quid off the price.
With all the sales that are happening at the moment, despite it being a cliché of “rip off Ireland” it’s definitely worth shopping around to see what’s on offer.
If you find a shop offering the product that you like, and a price that’s competitive, then talk to them about doing business. Ask what their best offer is – is there any extra discount for cash? Will they throw anything extra in it for free? Maybe free delivery?
It costs you nothing to ask, but could save you a few extra quid if you do.