MSE Poll: Have you haggled on the high street in the last year?
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Former_MSE_Naomi Former MSEMSE Staff
Poll started 19 November 2019Haggling isn't just reserved for call centres and market stalls, some even do it at high street chains. If you have, did you succeed? Whether it's asking 'em to throw in extras or negotiating a discount, let us know.
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Cheap prices tends to give cheap quality.
e.g. M&S used be a quality shop - not any more.
Depends on the circumstances.
Someone who's haggling on a reasonably priced product because they're a lowlife who sees nothing wrong with screwing a charity is very different to someone haggling because the charity shop have genuinely overpriced the product in question.
OH asked if we could have one for free as we were unable to taste it. They said “yes, our pleasure”.
That’s what I call customer service
Are you being serious? John Lewis is far from offering "decent prices" with many of their stock. As the documentary showed, they don't always offer the best prices, or price-matches.
I only visit our John Lewis when the sales are on.
I completely agree!
I am a great fan of Charity Shops, and I have worked in them, as well, and I have been horrified by the amount of people that have the brass neck to come in and say "I'll give you £x for this."!
First, you don't TELL someone what you "want to do", and secondly, many Charity shops have overheads that take a good percentage of their takings; this may include staffing, when they cannot staff their premises solely on volunteers, much needed storage facilities, costs of van collections/deliveries, "marketing", volunteers' expenses, amongst many more, even before using their fund-raising towards cancer research, medical facilities, therapies and hopefully cures, etc!
As I said to previous "mickey-takers", "... what you don't want to pay for this item is the amount you are taking away from the Charity's funds, and maybe someone's life-saving treatment … "!
Only those without a conscience can possibly attempt to take money away from the Charities if and when buying in their shops.
True, some "new goods" sometimes seem more costly than anticipated, and the odd secondhand item may be accidentally priced higher than it should be, but try volunteering there for a week and you might see how it happens.