30 Ways In 30 Days – Shopping Aware - Day 24

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Negotiation = Confrontation. Not all of us like confrontation, therefore, the thought of negotiating the price makes our skin crawl. Why? Because we are making ourselves vulnerable to the “no” that may follow. But why not? What do you have to lose? Next time you are in a store and see some cosmetic damage that you can repair, why not ask for 10 – 20% off the item and point out the damage? I have found this to work about 70% of the time!