How to Haggle for Practically Anything

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How to Find the Deals

Now that you know how to haggle the right way, are you ready to give it a shot? Great! But sometimes it’s hard to find a place to put it into practice. The final key to a getting a bargain is to know where to find deals. Here are some of the most common places you might have some luck:

  • Garage sales
  • Public/online auctions
  • eBay
  • Thrift stores
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Craigslist
  • VarageSale
  • OfferUp
  • Poshmark
  • Repo lots
  • Flea markets
  • Foreclosures
  • Pawn shops
  • Classified ads
  • Consignment shops
  • Conventions
  • Estate sales

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How Much Should A Good Couch Cost?

If you're looking to buy a new high-quality couch,

If you’re looking to buy a new high-quality couch, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 or more.

Generally speaking, couches for less than $1,000 target the “inexpensive” segment of the market, so the quality might differ substantially between pieces at this price point. You can certainly spend $1,000 or less and get a great couch, but at this price point, you might have to do some digging to find pieces that truly shine in terms of quality and longevity. 

At $1,000 to $2,000, you can expect to receive an exceptionally high-quality piece that will last a long time. 

The higher-end segment of the market begins at $2,000 and higher. At this price point, you can expect a piece of superb quality that exudes luxury. 

What Is The Best Month To Buy Furniture On Sale?

As mentioned, the best furniture sales are toward the end of the winter and summer. So, plan to shop for furniture in January, February, August, and September.

What can you haggle on?

Credit: Warner Bros

Credit: Warner Bros

You can haggle on pretty much anything you want, but you will find it works better in some environments rather than others.

There are no rules that state you categorically cannot haggle on particular items or in particular places, but you might need to use your judgement to decide whether it’s appropriate or not on a case-by-case basis.

We’ve heard success stories on loads of high-value items such as electronics or jewellery, as well as a wide range of services like phone contracts, internet services and insurance (these being the most flexible and easiest to haggle on).

But don’t just think of the big things when haggling – you can also pick up bargains on smaller items like clothing, your morning coffee or even your taxi ride home!

While it’s true that it can be easiest to haggle at an independent retailer or market (and it’s true, you can get some great deals in these situations as they have the authority to knock down prices themselves), don’t forget about high street stores too.

There’s usually someone in the building who’s got the authority to drop the price for you and sort you out with a good deal, even if it’s just a small discount. You might even find that high street stores are willing to drop their prices even further than independent retailers too, as they have a bigger profit margin than smaller businesses.

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