Whether you are buying a car, appliance or TV, if you know how to negotiate you can likely pay less. Many people don’t like to negotiate, but the majority of the time you can get a better deal by simply asking for it.
Research the item in advance. Are there better deals online? Will another store beat any advertised price? The more you know about what the product is worth, the better you’ll be able to work towards that price.
Ask something along the lines of “is this the best you can do?” or “how can we make this more affordable?” Then don’t rush to speak, the silence will add pressure on the salesman to come up with something.
Price isn’t the only thing that’s negotiable. You may be able to get accessories or an extended warranty included to sweeten the deal.
Negotiating isn’t about bullying the salesman. Work together so that both sides feel it was a “win-win”.
Ultimately, if you’re truly not willing to pay a certain amount or you know you can get the product cheaper somewhere else, you may have to be prepared to walk away.