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Can you haggle with cex stores?

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
I'm going down to my local cex tomorrow thinking of buying a laptop. Just wondered if anyone knows if their prices are set in stone? Or am I likely to be able to bring them down a bit?

Just don't wanna make a fool of myself when I try to haggle and it's a no go.

Any helps appreciated. Thanks
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
i've got a voucher to sell which you could use instead of paying cash.

But usually try and speak to the store manager if your after a discount.
banned 1 Like #2
Yes depending on the item. Reckon 5% is easy enough.
1 Like #3
Pretty much any store if you are buying a big product will give you a discount if you are correctly.
1 Like #4
i'd aim for 10% off.
1 Like #5
Doubtful as it is only the store managers who can give you discount and they are rarely on the floor.
But you might strike lucky.
banned#6
I worked for them a few years ago. 5% was easy to give away. If someone was very good at bartering then I went up to 15% on some high value items.
#7
master_chief
I worked for them a few years ago. 5% was easy to give away. If someone was very good at bartering then I went up to 15% on some high value items.


Depends on the store and how it is run though I'd imagine?
For example our store in Coventry the manager was never on the floor, even when I had a problem and went over his head to the head office and they told me to go instore and the manager would sort it a member of the staff said he didnt want to come downstairs and sorted out the problem I had herself!
#8
h_360;8584181
i've got a voucher to sell which you could use instead of paying cash.


Lol you's got Par'd :whistling:
banned#9
awoodhall2003
Depends on the store and how it is run though I'd imagine?
For example our store in Coventry the manager was never on the floor, even when I had a problem and went over his head to the head office and they told me to go instore and the manager would sort it a member of the staff said he didnt want to come downstairs and sorted out the problem I had herself!


Always manager's discretion, not sure if it was company policy.
#10
h_360;8584181
i've got a vouchers to sell so check my thread

But usually try and speak...........


You should consider his offer..You might get more money with the vouchers and pay less cash for them! & the haggling too!
#11
it probs gonna be dependent on the amount of profit the store will make on the sale.
if you wanna haggle over just a laptop in a big electricals store like comet, PC world etc, they'll tell you to find it cheaper in another competitor and they'll match it.
or they might offer you deals on accessories such as bags, software at reduced prices etc.

in a second user place like CEX the markup should be a lot higher than a new chain store so there could be more lea way to striking a deal.

my advice is be friendly and dont make it your first question.

in 10 years of working in retail as both sales and customer service (as a PC tech in a store and on callout), if a customers first question is about how much discount they can have for the simple reason that they dont wanna pay that much, it instantly gets my back up.

why are you any different to anyone else?
why should you and your chosen form of payment make me wanna accept less for it?
for me to discount, you need to offer me something too.
and thats that the sale is gonna be worth my while.

the ridiculous notion of discount for cash is the one that gets my back up
its more costly for a major business to deal with cash. it needs to be counted, signed for, banked or taken off premises by a security company.
all costing the company.

but a credit/debit card or credit agreement is more profitable and easier to deal with.
one customer told me "well it means you get your money now"
the company gets paid for the sale instantly no matter what form of payment you use.
why should cash make ANY difference to a sale at all?
I really dont understand it.

idiots like 'that Dom off the telly' and martin lewis are telling folks to go into the likes of Currys and start asking for free **** and money off to the equivalent of the store's staff discount.
if you want that on a single item with no add ons, you're having a laugh unless its a genuine price match with another retailer.
threatening to go shop on the internet instead isnt much of a threat.
all the big stores KNOW they cant match net prices and may offer you a small amount of discount in order to capitalise on the sale here and now, but if you want it at net prices, buy on the net.

soon all the high streets will be empty and the sales people moved to call centres and packing warehouses.

so like I say, be nice about it.
have a conversation with the sales person, ask politely about the price and whether they are able to negotiate.

don't just say "what discount do I get?"

weirdest one I've ever had was a gent in a posh suit with a woman also in a posh suit who said "good morning young sir" (I'm 33 BTW) "how are you at negotiations?"
and the wicked side of me couldnt resist saying "Why? is someone being held hostage?"
woman replied "that just cost you a £300 sale, good day sir"

bearing in mind our very small store takes around about 2.5million a year...i wasnt that arsed.

Edited By: cuzzy on Oct 01, 2010 22:42: Swear filter avoidance
#12
This reminds me of my mum in Corfu when i was about 12, she went on about how the greeks like to haggle and tried it with some guy selling handbags,

He just looked at her like she was mental and refused a reduction, :w00t:
#13
slackrat77
it probs gonna be dependent on the amount of profit the store will make on the sale.
if you wanna haggle over just a laptop in a big electricals store like comet, PC world etc, they'll tell you to find it cheaper in another competitor and they'll match it.
or they might offer you deals on accessories such as bags, software at reduced prices etc.

in a second user place like CEX the markup should be a lot higher than a new chain store so there could be more lea way to striking a deal.

my advice is be friendly and dont make it your first question.

in 10 years of working in retail as both sales and customer service (as a PC tech in a store and on callout), if a customers first question is about how much discount they can have for the simple reason that they dont wanna pay that much, it instantly gets my back up.

why are you any different to anyone else?
why should you and your chosen form of payment make me wanna accept less for it?
for me to discount, you need to offer me something too.
and thats that the sale is gonna be worth my while.

the ridiculous notion of discount for cash is the one that gets my back up
its more costly for a major business to deal with cash. it needs to be counted, signed for, banked or taken off premises by a security company.
all costing the company.

but a credit/debit card or credit agreement is more profitable and easier to deal with.
one customer told me "well it means you get your money now"
the company gets paid for the sale instantly no matter what form of payment you use.
why should cash make ANY difference to a sale at all?
I really dont understand it.

idiots like 'that Dom off the telly' and martin lewis are telling folks to go into the likes of Currys and start asking for free **** and money off to the equivalent of the store's staff discount.
if you want that on a single item with no add ons, you're having a laugh unless its a genuine price match with another retailer.
threatening to go shop on the internet instead isnt much of a threat.
all the big stores KNOW they cant match net prices and may offer you a small amount of discount in order to capitalise on the sale here and now, but if you want it at net prices, buy on the net.

soon all the high streets will be empty and the sales people moved to call centres and packing warehouses.

so like I say, be nice about it.
have a conversation with the sales person, ask politely about the price and whether they are able to negotiate.

don't just say "what discount do I get?"

weirdest one I've ever had was a gent in a posh suit with a woman also in a posh suit who said "good morning young sir" (I'm 33 BTW) "how are you at negotiations?"
and the wicked side of me couldnt resist saying "Why? is someone being held hostage?"
woman replied "that just cost you a £300 sale, good day sir"

bearing in mind our very small store takes around about 2.5million a year...i wasnt that arsed.

Since when? I've had companies which have taken over a week to take payment after I've paid for an item instore! ;-)

transit
This reminds me of my mum in Corfu when i was about 12, she went on about how the greeks like to haggle and tried it with some guy selling handbags,

He just looked at her like she was mental and refused a reduction, :w00t:

dcx_badass
I love haggling. Honk Kong markets were like my dream, got ever item for under 50% the original price, some down to 25% of the price.

Lanzarote I got the sun glasses sellers down from €20 to €3.

Yes, in Italy (twice), Turkey and Spain we haggled on many things, similar to you dcx, especially with handbags in Italy we went from €45 on one particular bag and ended up getting it for €10 :-D
Similar to when in Turkey I was working in a telesales position as a team leader and loads of the company asked if I could bring back stuff like tshirts (fakes of course). So the guy I found who was cheapest was selling them at €3 each of 4 for €10, I ended up paying only €1.50 per t-shirt, then came home to sell them for £5-7.50 each :-D


When in Venice and we enquired how much a gondola ride was (we already knew the going price at the time was about €90 for 45mins) he said €120, so we didnt even consider it. As we turned around he said €100, we continued to walk away, he dropped to €80. We turned round and said we do want to go on a gondola, but the price was not quite there, he said best price was €75. My little brother then piped up (he was only 10/11 at the time!) "we give you 50 euros" the guy shook his hand and said deal! We werent even going to get him down much more, just my little brother thought haggling was fun! Bargain, we spent just under an hour on there as well.

Edited By: cuzzy on Oct 01, 2010 22:42: Quote
#14
dcx_badass
I got two fake louis vuitton purses down from $45 each to $35 for both (like £3.50 at the time)! I bought stuff I didn't even need just to see how cheap I could get it.


Yeah same...the t-shirts were a killer in Turkey I think I bought back something like 100 of them! Also perfumes/aftershaves, some were knock off, but some were just factory rejects. Certain ones you can tell the difference, we bought back about 20 just for us let alone the others. Again we struck a hard bargain when we bought the first big lot, even took the guy for a drink in the bar next to us as well! :-D

I'm not actually too good at the haggling part, but I know how to keep an 'uninterested' face and walk away!
Or of course just low ball them, then they are like that would kill me, that no good my friend!
#15
"Since when? I've had companies which have taken over a week to take payment after I've paid for an item instore! "

the money is taken straight away but depending on your bank it may take a few days to show on your statement.
same with refunding.
#16
slackrat77
"Since when? I've had companies which have taken over a week to take payment after I've paid for an item instore! "

the money is taken straight away but depending on your bank it may take a few days to show on your statement.
same with refunding.


Nope I am not taking about statements, I am talking about the actual payment. As online and at an ATM you can see your cleared balance. Obviously most take them fairly instantly but not all.
#17
awoodhall2003
slackrat77
"Since when? I've had companies which have taken over a week to take payment after I've paid for an item instore! "

the money is taken straight away but depending on your bank it may take a few days to show on your statement.
same with refunding.


Nope I am not taking about statements, I am talking about the actual payment. As online and at an ATM you can see your cleared balance. Obviously most take them fairly instantly but not all.


yeah sure, company give you a big telly and didnt take payment, are you mad? did you try and take the balance out of the bank, i doubt it would let you. Pc world etc arent mugs they just take consumers as mugs, thats why they got big windows, see you coming
#18
slackrat77
it probs gonna be dependent on the amount of profit the store will make on the sale.
if you wanna haggle over just a laptop in a big electricals store like comet, PC world etc, they'll tell you to find it cheaper in another competitor and they'll match it.
or they might offer you deals on accessories such as bags, software at reduced prices etc.

in a second user place like CEX the markup should be a lot higher than a new chain store so there could be more lea way to striking a deal.

my advice is be friendly and dont make it your first question.

in 10 years of working in retail as both sales and customer service (as a PC tech in a store and on callout), if a customers first question is about how much discount they can have for the simple reason that they dont wanna pay that much, it instantly gets my back up.

why are you any different to anyone else?
why should you and your chosen form of payment make me wanna accept less for it?
for me to discount, you need to offer me something too.
and thats that the sale is gonna be worth my while.

the ridiculous notion of discount for cash is the one that gets my back up
its more costly for a major business to deal with cash. it needs to be counted, signed for, banked or taken off premises by a security company.
all costing the company.

but a credit/debit card or credit agreement is more profitable and easier to deal with.
one customer told me "well it means you get your money now"
the company gets paid for the sale instantly no matter what form of payment you use.
why should cash make ANY difference to a sale at all?
I really dont understand it.

idiots like 'that Dom off the telly' and martin lewis are telling folks to go into the likes of Currys and start asking for free **** and money off to the equivalent of the store's staff discount.
if you want that on a single item with no add ons, you're having a laugh unless its a genuine price match with another retailer.
threatening to go shop on the internet instead isnt much of a threat.
all the big stores KNOW they cant match net prices and may offer you a small amount of discount in order to capitalise on the sale here and now, but if you want it at net prices, buy on the net.

soon all the high streets will be empty and the sales people moved to call centres and packing warehouses.

so like I say, be nice about it.
have a conversation with the sales person, ask politely about the price and whether they are able to negotiate.

don't just say "what discount do I get?"

weirdest one I've ever had was a gent in a posh suit with a woman also in a posh suit who said "good morning young sir" (I'm 33 BTW) "how are you at negotiations?"
and the wicked side of me couldnt resist saying "Why? is someone being held hostage?"
woman replied "that just cost you a £300 sale, good day sir"

bearing in mind our very small store takes around about 2.5million a year...i wasnt that arsed.


hahahahahahhaha awesome lmao i hate them women walking in smart thinking they going to get a discount loool

Edited By: cuzzy on Oct 01, 2010 22:43: Quote
#19
cdm30379
awoodhall2003
slackrat77
"Since when? I've had companies which have taken over a week to take payment after I've paid for an item instore! "

the money is taken straight away but depending on your bank it may take a few days to show on your statement.
same with refunding.


Nope I am not taking about statements, I am talking about the actual payment. As online and at an ATM you can see your cleared balance. Obviously most take them fairly instantly but not all.


yeah sure, company give you a big telly and didnt take payment, are you mad? did you try and take the balance out of the bank, i doubt it would let you. Pc world etc arent mugs they just take consumers as mugs, thats why they got big windows, see you coming

He's right actually.

My laptop I bought from dell a few years ago. They didnt request the payment from my bank for 25 days after i received it.

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