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.