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  • stesciuba
    • #2
    • 28th Jul 10, 10:12 AM
    John Lewis
    • #2
    • 28th Jul 10, 10:12 AM
    I managed to haggle 60 off a netbook laptop by asking for a display one. was originally 250 the said they would give it me for 190.

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  • NK74
    • #3
    • 28th Jul 10, 3:01 PM
    • #3
    • 28th Jul 10, 3:01 PM
    If you can find out when a shops 'end of period' falls (usually month end or quarterly) and go in around that time when they need to make sure they have made their 'targets' and ask the member of staff for a manager's discount this can work to your advantage.
    The manager will be keen to get your money so he can meet his stores targets, so if that means losing your sale (as you can say you will go elsewhere) or getting something from you....every little helps!
    TV bought, priced 899.99 but got 15% discount, paid 764.99.
  • amberseaside
    • #4
    • 28th Jul 10, 3:08 PM
    Garages
    • #4
    • 28th Jul 10, 3:08 PM
    All garages will give big discounts on their advertised service rates as they are desperate for business - we usually negotiate at least 25% off all work!

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    • rosie101
    • By rosie101 28th Jul 10, 4:42 PM
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    rosie101
    • #5
    • 28th Jul 10, 4:42 PM
    re: Garages
    • #5
    • 28th Jul 10, 4:42 PM
    Agreed, garages can be haggled on prices, including dealerships. I phone the Honda Basingstoke for a cost to do a service I then called Reading, they quoted me a cheaper price, I asked them to drop it further as I would have to travel, I then rang back Basingstoke and they agreed to match it, and then because I was having my MOT done at the same time as the service I got the MOT free!
  • ani_ka0
    • #6
    • 28th Jul 10, 5:30 PM
    • #6
    • 28th Jul 10, 5:30 PM
    I find Comet good for a haggle. They wont offer any really good discounts until you take out their Warranty plan, I got 90 off a 900 TV, then cancelled the Warranty plan, not paying a penny for it. However, if you do not cancel the plan in time, this does not work, but you will not get this discount without taking the warranty. (The cooling off period in the warranty allows for this, so its not strictly 'wrong')

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    • jacand
    • By jacand 28th Jul 10, 10:21 PM
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    jacand
    • #7
    • 28th Jul 10, 10:21 PM
    • #7
    • 28th Jul 10, 10:21 PM
    Agreed, garages can be haggled on prices, including dealerships. I phone the Honda Basingstoke for a cost to do a service I then called Reading, they quoted me a cheaper price, I asked them to drop it further as I would have to travel, I then rang back Basingstoke and they agreed to match it, and then because I was having my MOT done at the same time as the service I got the MOT free!
    Originally posted by rosie101
    Whenever I've booked my service with Honda they automatically give you a free MOT, I'm sure it's common practice. I've even returned months later for my free MOT.
  • Kemik
    • #8
    • 4th Aug 10, 11:11 AM
    Garages
    • #8
    • 4th Aug 10, 11:11 AM
    I have used the net for cheaper tyres from the larger companies and then called the nearest garage to see if they would honour the online price. I used 'National Tyres' and they were great, doing this saved me alot of money .
  • estherg69
    • #9
    • 8th Aug 10, 10:05 AM
    Haggling in Monsoon
    • #9
    • 8th Aug 10, 10:05 AM
    Monsoon is quite good for a haggle during sales, specially at the end of sale time when they still have quite a lot of stuff left. If you are going to haggle in a clothes shop, always go when it is likely to be quite, and try and find something that is not quite right with the garment. My preferred complaint is a dodgy zip - most of them are just impossible anyway!! The vast majority of dresses fit without having to use the zip, just breathe in while you slide it through your upper body. Make sure you can do so before you buy the garment, though. I've got Monsoon dresses reduced to 10 from 50 because the zip didn't run properly up and down...
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