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1 minute ago, tinfoilhat said:

Went into Dixon's? Did you haggle over a time machine first?

Ha . . .sorry, still always think of them when I think of buying whitewear and electricals - a sign of living overseas for so long.

 

What are they called now - Currys?  

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54 minutes ago, PRESLEY said:

 I dont need to learn  thankyou.  Ive never seen anyone barter in Debenhams. John Lewis or Curries.  

If you were a half decent carpenter, I suppose that you could barter a shop fitting for a new three piece suite or a big telly.

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3 minutes ago, bendix said:

Ha . . .sorry, still always think of them when I think of buying whitewear and electricals - a sign of living overseas for so long.

 

What are they called now - Currys?  

Indeed they are - same difference really. 

 

Couldn't resist a cheap and unnecessary shot though ;););)

 

I don't mind hagglers if they are actually going to buy something - haggling quote-collectors get short shrift from me - , and if I think they're being an arse or just think they're entitled to money off, they get nowt. 

 

 

 

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It's just odd that someone thinks haggling at a carboot sale is bad manners.  I mean, that's the very reason car boot sales exist - for haggling.  Does noone ever watch bargain hunt, or Antique Road Trip anymore?

 

 

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Doubt if you can Haggle/Barter at DFS. everything is half price.

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52 minutes ago, bendix said:

It's just odd that someone thinks haggling at a carboot sale is bad manners.  I mean, that's the very reason car boot sales exist - for haggling.  Does noone ever watch bargain hunt, or Antique Road Trip anymore?

 

 

 

I'm sure seasoned car boot sellers adjust prices to take into account hagglers anyway.

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I'm sure this is a wind up but, just in case it isn't, I have haggled successfully in Debenhams, Meadowhall and  Currys.

 

More info. available if required Presley.

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My last haggle (if you can call it that) was at Evans Hallshaw for my MOT. The bloke on reception said it was £60 and my reply was "you're having a laugh aren't you"  They price matched Halfords at £35. I did feel a bit guilty when I picked up my car that had passed the MOT, it also had been washed and hoovered. 

 

The one before was insurance on my previous car. The renewal quote was £645 fully comp. Strange how it ended up being a tad over £300 for the same cover with the same company.

 

I can honestly say that I don't feel degraded in any way, shape or form. I felt over £350 better off...much better in my pocket than theirs!

Edited by zach

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My daughter barters in any and every store, and gets a discount most times...even at the big stores. I occasionally do too, and with success. Try it.

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2 hours ago, PRESLEY said:

Exactly my point. You dont try it at certain places because you wouldn't get away with it. Its not fun. Its cheecky and I wouldn't degrade my self .

Can you please come to my next car boot sale. I'd love you to pay my proces marked up 30% in anticipation of some haggling :)

1 hour ago, bendix said:

It's just odd that someone thinks haggling at a carboot sale is bad manners.  I mean, that's the very reason car boot sales exist - for haggling.  Does noone ever watch bargain hunt, or Antique Road Trip anymore?

 

 

I'd love to see Presely somewhere like Morrocco. The word in the souk there is a goose for plucking would be hilarious to watch

 

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I'm  with Presley its not the British way with our stiff upper lip and everything,  I feel embarrassed doing it.

I once saw a lovely leather jacket in a shop in Tenerefe and someone told me to haggle as it was their way of doing things so I did. The man nearly threw me out of the shop and said he was insulted at being asked to lower his price a little in his classy shop. I never tried it again , he made me feel so small for even trying to haggle.

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5 hours ago, smithy266 said:

My daughter barters in any and every store, and gets a discount most times...even at the big stores. I occasionally do too, and with success. Try it.

No she doesn't. She haggles. Bartering is the exchange of goods for services or other goods.

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