People are always on the lookout for a good deal. They like to think they got a bargain. Any little bit counts. For whatever the reason, there are those that will haggle over every little price. Trust me, I know. I've had plenty of yard sales. One woman thought paying $3 for a Tommy Hilfiger skirt that was never worn was too much. She haggled it down to $2. Really people?
Just this past weekend we sold Coach sneakers for $2. The original $4 price tag was too high. I get the bargaining thing. Really I do. I get the yard sale thing too. Sure, you don't expect to pay top dollar. Sometimes you just want to reach out and slap a bitch, tell them to go to the store and find some designer merchandise for $4. Not gonna happen.
It's the whole art of the deal. They need that deal. You see it everywhere. I've seen people work it for free drinks in bars, people haggle for discounts on clothing that have a slight defect. I'm actually impressed a lot of the time. I would never think to do what they do which is why I usually don't get the discounts or the free drinks.
Sure, occasionally I notice a stain & mention it to the cashier and get that 15% discount but damn, I must admit, I am mortified doing so. Hell yeah it feels great getting that cheaper price but sometimes it is embarassing asking for it. Which is why it's even better, more brilliant and an even sweeter deal when you don't have to ask for it and get it anyway.
It has nothing to do with me. If I were by myself I wouldn't have gotten any discount whatsoever. I can guarantee that. It's my little man. Nothing makes me more proud than to have my little man Charlie Brown work it for me at the car dealership. That's right people. My little tyke got me a discount. Or as the saleswoman referred to it, "the cute dog discount".
Just by being cute, Charlie saved us money. Personally, I think he knew what he was doing. He really does know how to work it. Once he saw the saleswoman looking at him he really turned on the charm. Paw up, belly exposed. Yes, he saw an opportunity and he took it.
She asked me to bring him back next time. I can guarantee he'll have top priority seating waiting for him. At home he'll be getting an extra frosty paws.