I have never been good at haggling, I wish I were because I have seen people get great deal this way! The only haggling I have ever done was through email when buying a car and it did work!
Haggling doesn’t always work, but if you have the courage to give it a try, you might save some money or get something extra for your efforts.
Consumer Reports surveyed 2,000 shoppers and found that 89 percent of those who’d haggled for a better deal in the last few years did save money at least once.“If you speak up, chances are you’ll be successful at getting something,” said Tod Marks, senior editor at Consumer Reports.
And the savings can be sizable. According to the magazine’s survey:
Furniture shoppers who tried to negotiate a discount saved about $300.
Those who questioned a medical bill had it lowered by about $300.
Haggling about the price of a cellphone plan saved $80.
The survey showed women are not as comfortable with the process as men, so they tend to haggle a little bit less. But, when they do, they are just as successful.