No Haggling: The Price is The Price

Why do people feel the need to haggle with you over price when the price is already a good deal?

May be it is because I am not the type to take advantage of a person when they are trying to sell something, regardless of how desperate they are to sell.  I just hate when people try to do it to me.  Especially, when they try doing so for something that is already marked down or is a fair price.

I guess I just really hate haggling over the price for goods or service.  If I want something, and the person selling says it is X, I have three ways of dealing with it.  If I think X is a fair price, I don’t argue and I take it if I can afford it.  If I can’t, then I let them know and they get to decide how low they will go.  Finally, if I think it is too expensive, I let them know that and ask if they can do better on the price.  I don’t purposely try to get the loses price if someone is desperate.

That sounds counter intuitive and not the smartest way to do things.  But I don’t like taking advantage of people in that way.  They feel unhappy after the deal, you might feel good, but is it worth it?  I don’t think so.

I posted something for sale recently for X dollars.  The guys saw the price, came to see the product, likes it, and then tell me that he only walked with far less than what I was asking.  I mean, is that really necessary?  What, he figured I was desperate to sell that I would just give it to him just because he had cash?  He knew that product was already 10% off the true value.   Yet, he wanted to shaft me another 10%.

Of course I said now way and he kept raising it offer.  I told him the price was the price and that’s it.  He can take it or leave it.  Of course he took it at that point.

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