Inspired by an article in today's Guardian about haggling, I wonder how many HUKD members actually haggle in the high street / local shops? If so, where and when? And what methods do you use? If you don't, why not - but are you willing to try?
I won't haggle in places like Woolworths or Tesco, mainly because the people serving usually don't have any right to offer discounts. But I will haggle when I think they can (e.g. with managers, salespersons, independent retailers). I won't do this all the time of course, but I nearly always make an attempt with large purchases, and I'd say that I get discounts most of the time. I often use the "I can get this cheaper online/elsewhere but prefer to support my local trader" argument, which seems to go down well.
Perhaps the most surprising discount I've managed to get is with a corner shop. The owner agreed to sell milk cheaper than his advertised price (£1.35 instead of £1.50 for 2L) on the understanding that I buy all my milk from him and that I won't tell any other locals! Hey, if you don't ask...
Is it time to bring anarchy from the HUKD masses onto the streets? :-)