MoneySaving Poll: Where is it fair to haggle?

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Poll started 1 March 2016

Where is it fair to haggle?

Haggling’s a key tool in any MoneySaver’s arsenal – after all even a price tag is only an indicative mark – it’s not legally binding. Many succeed in haggling prices down from Sky to Tesco, the AA to John Lewis.

Yet is haggling acceptable everywhere?



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  • jgrigglejgriggle Forumite
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    Restaurants, pubs and taxis are all situations where you pay afterwards. To use the goods and services and then haggle on price is not on.
  • jgriggle wrote: »
    Restaurants, pubs and taxis are all situations where you pay afterwards. To use the goods and services and then haggle on price is not on.

    Ah but you can haggle with a driver before you get into a taxi.
    It would usually cost about £12 to get from the city centre to our house but I can usually save a bit of money. The conversation goes something like this:
    Me: How much would it cost to get to _____?
    Taxi driver: £11 or £12
    Me: I have a tenner, would that do?
    Taxi driver: Fine

    Haggling is all contextual. You can haggle in any of those locations mentioned in the poll if the context is right. Yet there will always be situations when it is just doesn't feel right.
  • jgriggle wrote: »
    Restaurants, pubs and taxis are all situations where you pay afterwards. To use the goods and services and then haggle on price is not on.
    Do you really consume goods and services without knowing the price ?
    Hi, we’ve decided to remove your signature.
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