It's ridiculous imho that shops expect us to pay whatever they ask for goods. It's kind of a take it or leave it mentallity, and I find myself leaving it more & more these days. Why shouldnt we haggle? Why don't we?
Well, as someone who worked in a shop for 12 years (albeit a supermarket, not an electricals or anything like that), I'd get pretty pissed off with people haggling. I was low paid enough as it was, without having to haggle over stuff (and of course, I would never have had the 'power' to do so, as a lowly assistant.)Bigtallfatbloke said:It's ridiculous imho that shops expect us to pay whatever they ask for goods. It's kind of a take it or leave it mentallity, and I find myself leaving it more & more these days. Why shouldnt we haggle? Why don't we?
You want us to feel sorry for the retailers and pay massively inflated prices so they can feather their nests/drive their Mercs?rich p said:Too much haggling will kill off what's left of independent shops. The small shop retail trade is under massive pressure these days and many are struggling to survive tyhe onslaught of cheap foreign imports, the internet etc. Haggle too much and you'll end up with a homogenous High Street and nowhere to try products before you go and buy them cheaper online.LBS's are a prime example of this struggle.
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