Good way to bargain on a deal?

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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:23 pm

Well I am currently in the process of buying a drumset (maybe) and I am trying to bargain the price from $550(set) + $100(ship) = $650, down to maybe $550 or so.

What is a good way to word it? I don't want to sound to desperate, but I don't want to seem like an arse. So any ideas?
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:32 pm

Act like you're only vaguely interested.
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:57 pm

make some comments about the price, and not having enough
such as , well i dont know if i can pull off that kind of money, and be like, ive got around 550 will that do?
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:18 pm

I try some of those tactics, thanks.
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:32 pm

This is what I do.

"What's up, man? I was interested in the drum set you have for sale. Would you be willing to take $550? I have the money ready to go."

Be willing to pay $600 to meet the seller half way because you're basically asking him to ship it for free. If he doesn't want to budge and you don't want to pay $650, move on.
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:39 pm

SGarrett wrote:This is what I do.

"What's up, man? I was interested in the drum set you have for sale. Would you be willing to take $550? I have the money ready to go."

Be willing to pay $600 to meet the seller half way because you're basically asking him to ship it for free. If he doesn't want to budge and you don't want to pay $650, move on.


And there ya have it folks... the direct, honest and most effective method... tell the buyer whatcha got, and see if he wants to give it up.

IF THEY SAY NO... tell them, "OK Thanks, please let me know if you can't find a buyer at your asking price. I'll take them at what I offered if I haven't found another kit I like better for less money in the meantime."
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