Smart Money has an interesting piece about haggling on prices, and here are the things they say you should always try to get the best deal by negotiating:
Medical Bills – This one usually works.
Retail Stores – This one has never worked for me. Anyone actually haggled at a Best Buy or something?
Cars – But, of course! Never pay retail, and always do your homework before shopping.
Financial Aid – I will have to try that one, as my wife still has some leftover student loan debt.
Tag Sales – Absolutely! Who would go to a garage sale or a flea market and pay sticker price? There is a reason all that junk is for sale; the owner doesn’t want it anymore!
So anyway – seriously, has anyone actually haggled at a retail store? I read so often that we should be doing that, but I don’t think I would have the cajones to do so! Anyone?