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Can you haggle at Home Depot?

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Can you haggle at Home Depot?

I walked I into a Home Depot today, thinking of buying a new stove. I tried to haggle over the price a bit and the girl looked at me like I was crazy. Was I?
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[quote="Operatime" post_id="22286361" time="1429765895" user_id="1183085"]I walked I into a Home Depot today, thinking of buying a new stove. I tried to haggle over the price a bit and the girl looked at me like I was crazy. Was I?[/

I've haggled. It works. Not crazy.
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With a regular rep? No. A manager, maybe. The thing is, big box stores don't need to haggle. I've tried before, it's a hit or miss.
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Operatime wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2015 1:11 am
I walked I into a Home Depot today, thinking of buying a new stove. I tried to haggle over the price a bit and the girl looked at me like I was crazy. Was I?
Yes, you were crazy.

If you have the cash and you're ready to go with a new appliance then and there, go right ahead and ask to speak with the manager and politely make your offer. If you're not prepared to walk out if your reasonable offer doesn't get accepted, then you shouldn't be "haggling". However, making a lowball price is not haggling. And doing with some random employee, while you're "thinking of buying..." is going to get you nowhere.
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ALLCAPS wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2015 2:04 am
Yes, you were crazy.

If you have the cash and you're ready to go with a new appliance then and there, go right ahead and ask to speak with the manager and politely make your offer. If you're not prepared to walk out if your reasonable offer doesn't get accepted, then you shouldn't be "haggling". However, making a lowball price is not haggling. And doing with some random employee, while you're "thinking of buying..." is going to get you nowhere.
Well, to be clear, I didn't make a lowball offer and I was prepared to pay cash right there. I just didn't think the price was as good as it could be. But if you have some great ideas about how to talk a price down at a box store, I'd be happy to hear them.
I'll probably just buy it at a local appliance store though.
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What u buying? Kijiji is a good place to find brand new stuff heck i can redo my kitchen appliances for under 3000

Stove,fridge,over range microwave, dishwasher
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As someone who used to work at a big box home improvement store here is the best way to get your deal. Talk to the MOD (manager on duty) and say that you'll sign up for a store credit card if you sell me this at $X. Then use your cash to pay off the card. The store bonuses on credit apps. They're more likely to agree to your price if you do that.
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Takes some flyers, even if it's not the exact same make and model. Find some examples that you think is at right price.
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Keep in mind:

http://www.homedepot.ca/content/custome ... urn-policy

Major appliances are non-returnable. Items should be inspected thoroughly at the time of delivery. If you are not satisfied, refuse the item before signing the delivery receipt. Be sure to report any product defects or damages with the delivery agent. Damages must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. After 48 hours, you may visit your local store or call 1-800-455-3869 for assistance.

Can anyone confirm if home depot workers are on commission in the major appliance department (kind of like Sears)? If so, you should be able to haggle.
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Not sure about appliances but I've haggled on clearance items such as a Echo trimmer, damaged items, no box items, etc...
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PlmbPmp wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2015 10:10 am
As someone who used to work at a big box home improvement store here is the best way to get your deal. Talk to the MOD (manager on duty) and say that you'll sign up for a store credit card if you sell me this at $X. Then use your cash to pay off the card. The store bonuses on credit apps. They're more likely to agree to your price if you do that.
spot on... did you work in retail?
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flash67 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2015 4:16 pm
spot on... did you work in retail?
Yes, seven LONG years. Both in the US and Canada for the same home improvement retailer.
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T-Bone wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2015 11:45 am
Keep in mind:

http://www.homedepot.ca/content/custome ... urn-policy

Major appliances are non-returnable. Items should be inspected thoroughly at the time of delivery. If you are not satisfied, refuse the item before signing the delivery receipt. Be sure to report any product defects or damages with the delivery agent. Damages must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. After 48 hours, you may visit your local store or call 1-800-455-3869 for assistance.

Can anyone confirm if home depot workers are on commission in the major appliance department (kind of like Sears)? If so, you should be able to haggle.
Sears appliances sales no longer on commission. At least not staff in stores but the specialty home and furniture stores yes.
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T-Bone wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2015 11:45 am
Keep in mind:

http://www.homedepot.ca/content/custome ... urn-policy

Major appliances are non-returnable. Items should be inspected thoroughly at the time of delivery. If you are not satisfied, refuse the item before signing the delivery receipt. Be sure to report any product defects or damages with the delivery agent. Damages must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. After 48 hours, you may visit your local store or call 1-800-455-3869 for assistance.

Can anyone confirm if home depot workers are on commission in the major appliance department (kind of like Sears)? If so, you should be able to haggle.
Home Depot associates don't make commission off anything.
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god damn. OP is one of those low lifes on Kijiji.

i'll pay cash man, just give me 20% off your price. try it at costco buddy.

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