I’ve touched on asking for a discount before when telling you to Buy from a Farmers’ Market, but this applies to lots of places.
What you are aiming for is a percentage off, or for example, 3 for £10.
For the best results, you must be willing to walk away if you don’t get the deal you are looking for.
When you should ask for discount or deal
- Expensive items. [Car, House, Extension]
- Bulk buying. [Events, Furniture]
- Farmer’s Market
- Second hand
- Charity Shop
- Long term customer [Internet, TV, Phone]
- Item is damaged
- Accidentally gone overdrawn, and you are a good customer
For some, asking for a deal is going to be hard, but I promise it will get easier the more you ask.
Remember the more desperate you are, the easier it will be for the merchant to refuse a deal, or offer only a token discount.