The Art of Bargaining When a salesperson gives you a price, your next move is to ask, "Is that the best you can do?" You might then counter with "And if I pay cash?" With these two little sentences, one O editor managed to get $200 off an antique mirror in a wrought iron frame and $150 off a pair of delicate, gold Victorian earrings. You'll likely have the most success at independent jewelry and electronics stores, car dealerships, and flea markets. Don't try this at department stores, chain stores, or national retailers.
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