#1
Best Buy has always earned my disdain with their retail price mentality. But now, the NYT is reporting that the mega chain and Circuit City have both told sales associates that a little haggling to get the sale done is fine. People in the company are saying this is not new. But I'm sure many don't know about it, so it is to consumers. Translation: Before you buy, bitch about the prices, Chinatown style.

Some chains, esp in the NY area, have always embraced such methods. But with internet shopping making price comparisons and deal finding easier than ever, the retail brick and mortars are making back room policies like this one to stay competitive. [NYT]

From a tipster who presumably works at a megachain:

This is not new. The discount ability has been in the POS system for years. Associates have always been encouraged to close a sale, even if that means marking down the price a little. People just need to learn not to take no as an answer.




Awesome. I'm totally doing this.
#2
the managers maybe but i've never gotten anything out of the floor people, probably in fear of getting fired or something for giving too low a price
#3
Fuck yes.

"How much for this TV?"
"That's $4000."
"I'll give you 7 dollars for it."
"Um..."
"SEVEN DOLLARS OR NO SALE!!!!!"
"...shit....ok."
Thus sayeth the Lord.

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#4


I think I'll start small. I'll be like, "I want this Snickers, but you MUST KNOCK OFF A NICKEL!!"
#6
Quote by musicianamedave
Fuck yes.

"How much for this TV?"
"That's $4000."
"I'll give you 7 dollars for it."
"Um..."
"SEVEN DOLLARS OR NO SALE!!!!!"
"...shit....ok."



haha I wish I could haggle. I would feel too awkward, and feel like an ass afterwards, even though it would be for my benefit.