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You Can Still Get a Better Deal by Haggling

You Can Still Get a Better Deal by Haggling
Posted July 12th, 2013 @ 4:36am by KTRH's Scott Crowder

With the success of online shops like you'd think the days of haggling over prices might be over. But consumer experts say think again.

KTRH affiliate KPRC Local 2 consumer reporter Amy Davis says you can get a better deal at just about any brick and mortar store.

"One of the easiest ways to tell that you can negotiate is when someone tells you 'these are set prices;' nothing's ever set."

Davis says the typical Wal-Mart employee may not have much power to haggle, but you can ask for the manager.

"If you're talking about a piece of furniture or something that's $50 or more I absolutely think that managers have the authority to haggle and negotiate."

Davis says a good starting point is to find a flaw and tell the manager you'd like to buy the item.

"You see something on an aisle that has a scratch on it and you tell a manager 'hey I like this picture but it's damaged, so obviously I don't want to pay sticker price for it, what can you do?"

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