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Old 06-24-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Attack the POST, not the POSTER.
Too bad, you should have thought about that before you posted...
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Its people like you who ruin people like me. SHUT IT.


OK, you live in the UK where I have heard things are very different regarding bartering, negotiating, haggling, etc. I've been told it is not generally acceptable to do over there, but it is much more acceptable here. A customer service manager from England pretty much told me this exact thing when I tried to negotiate a better price on a clearance item.
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... things cost what they cost.
He took it very personally when I tried to negotiate and suggested that such actions aren't proper where he comes from. Regardless, we weren't in England and I asked to speak to his manager....who gladly gave me the additional discount.

Comparison shopping is very common here and retailers play up to it by offering price matching, sometimes even with additional discounts. It isn't personal, it's business. Some of us play the game a little harder to get even deeper discounts. Your attitude towards customers probably wouldn't go over very well here, you don't make many sales telling folks to 'shut it' or 'things cost what they cost'. Here, things cost what we are willing to pay for them (at least for me).
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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You live in Sacramento, I in the UK. Its different attitudes to different things. Some do live beyond their means so as to be better then how they were when they were younger.
Are you saying that you have no free will to decide what is better for you? BTW having more things doesn't make you better than others.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I thnik taht the discussion really depends on where you are financially. To some they need to shop at the best advertised price or even at the price at a give store because time is money to them. Besides americans have always hated bargining just by nature.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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A good bargain is nice, I'm not disputing that.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Please do not include me in the "don't like to bargain". I enjoy bargaining. I also enjoy being frugal but not necessarily cheap. The biggest way to spend less money is to buy used cars and keep them a long possible. Most new cars will cost you thousands in depreciation just by driving it off the lot.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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If median wages are $50K, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that investing in a community full of $300K houses isn't sustainable.
See: California, Nevada, Northeast USA
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Wow, this post is old.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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That’s just my point. How can one who understands the value of money ward off loosing it? Lots of people who knew the value of money thought their investments were pretty safe. How does one invest money just by understanding its value? I am asking you this question because I have see so many markets go belly up and often times investors were not advised of the bad things that were happening in the market. It seems to that if billionaires could loose money, any one can. Is it best not to invest at all?
I'd like to have some loose money....(:>)
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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You have to be a billionaire to have loose money.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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You have to be a billionaire to have loose money.
I know, its taken a lot, but I've only lost a couple of mil!
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