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Can you haggle at Tiffany's?

I don't want to sound cheap, but frankly, I never buy anything at retail price. It's almost like a principle of mine. (As a sales guy, I never sell anything at retail price...)

Now it's not like I'm going to Tiffany's to buy a $10,000 ring, in fact, I'm looking to spend much less, a couple to a few hundred. Are they really firm with their prices? I've never shopped at Tiffany's before - I think it's a curse to guys who desperately want to win a girl over. (See trini's post.) But after 7 yrs, I think it's time I get my girl something from there...

So if they don't do discounts, what kind of free stuff can I get?

Sorry but if you haven't shopped at Tiffany's before, I'm not interested in what you think or heard from a friend.

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are you insistant on buying from there only?

my suggestion:

Tiffanys..Peoples Jewlers... huge rippoff...

find something better quality, lower price at an indipendent store.. you'll save TONNES!
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difference is in the blue box.

if you pull out a people's jewler box and a $1000 necklace comes out... and some schmuck buys a $175 necklace from Tiffany's... the Tiff blue box will get all the attention.
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true..as long as you realize you're paying for name/overhead .. .not quality


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not gona happen, if you don't wana pay retail don't shop on bloor st.
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i doubt there's any haggling on the low end items.
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Think of it from their point of view, your not buying something expensive (in there eyes), you don't shop often, and you (a nobody) wants a discount. Why would they give you a discount, they can sell the item you wana buy 100 times over at full price.
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it's be awesome if these jewellers PMed each other.. haha. :D :D
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most of tiffany's jeweleries are sterling silver.. and it is not an expensive metal..
tiffany sells their design.. thats where most of the money went.. not to purchase raw material.. to purchase design..
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I've never shopped there before, but one way to get it for less is to either go (if you so happen to be going) or ask someone who is going down to the Caribbean because in St. Maarten and St. Thomas they have Tiffany and Co stores (attached to Little Switzerland and Coach) and I'm pretty sure they're tax free. Jewellery in the islands is cheap. As for customs, pray they don't search you.
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My friend and I have purchased some of their jewellery (the Tiffany store on Bloor Street). Unfortunately there are no sales, no bargining, and no free stuff :( Be prepared to pay the regular prices.
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bring them breakfast maybe?
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if you want to haggle goto omni jewelcrafters. if not then bite the bullet and pay the full retail if the name is what you are after (You can try of course but if they say no don't be surprised).

or you could goto birks and see if they have something cheaper. their stuff comes in a blue box too.
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I don't think you can bargain for prices at Tiffany's ... at least I've never tried *lol* I bought a ring from them a while back for myself. I ended up buying from one of their US locations because of the price difference. The Toronto store wanted $2,050 (before taxes) and the US stores were selling the same ring for $1,200 US. Of course there's the hassle of bringing it back to Canada but I had someone else take care of that for me. :cheesygri
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As a salesman you should know the old trick of looking at something really expensive (like an engagement ring) and commenting on how maybe you should try something smaller first, etc. then attempting to get a discount on the smaller item as a way of making you a repeat customer.

I think that's probably your best shot, unless you know someone who works there and just buy a blue box for some earrings you stole from a street vendor, lol.
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