Tag: negotiating

Try This Tip to Get the Edge On a House Offer

I’m a big fan of negotiating to get a better deal and to save more money. I know it’s not often easy in our society or comfortable – but it can be worth the effort. Like they always say, “it doesn’t hurt to ask“. One of the biggest – and overlooked tactic in negotiating for …

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Why Have Auto Dealerships Stopped Negotiating?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of accompanying my mother in her quest to find a new car. We visited a couple of smaller dealerships and each one was singing the same tune: We don’t negotiate. In fact, as soon as we got into the car with the salesman from the second dealership, he …

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Always Ask for the Special

This one is going to be short and sweet (I hope). My family and I had the chance to get away from it all this past week and it was a very welcomed break. While we were away, my brother, his son and I hit up a driving range that had a chip and putt …

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Turning Down the Upsell

I bought my very first laptop during the summer of 2000. There are cell phones today that have better specs than that laptop, but back then, it was a top-of-the-line machine. Another way to say this: I paid way more than anyone should ever pay for a laptop with a 20GB hard drive. It was …

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5 Tips for Better Negotiating (and Getting What You Want)

One of the better books I’ve read lately dealt with the subject of negotiation. Negotiation Boot Camp by Ed Brodow is a great resource if you are looking to improve your negotiating skills (and I don’t know many who aren’t). If you think about it, we use negotiation in various ways almost every day of our life. From …

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Using Customer Loyalty to Lower Your Bills – Part 1

I don’t know about you – but when I see companies that I use offering special discounts to new customers only – I get a little upset. I realize they need to continually sign-up and be recruiting potential buyers. But what about the loyal base? Aren’t they just as important – if not more – …

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5 things you didn’t know were negotiable

This guest post was written by Mike, the owner/operator of CreditCardForum. Not only is it a message board for analyzing credit card offers, but also tips and tricks to beat the banks at their own game. When it comes to negotiating a deal, what do you think of? Perhaps buying a car or even a …

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Haggling in the USA

Unlike some asian and middle eastern countries, haggling (bargaining) in the USA is not generally an accepted practice. I’ve actually had a moderate level of success with it here. And, I want to share a few helpful ideas about how it has worked for me in the past. Before you haggle with a vendor, honestly assess …

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