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Has anyone ever tried bartering with Canadian Tire or other similar stores?

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I knew someone who used to work for Walmart and would get (almost daily) certain types of people asking for a discount cause the shirt was wrinkled, price tag was missing and the best one being because it's the last one.

I would only try to barter with BST deals, flea markets but not a big retail chain... Who does that?
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I wonder how much the OP spends travelling back and forth to the CT store.
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XtremeModder wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 2:21 am
I knew someone who used to work for Walmart and would get (almost daily) certain types of people asking for a discount cause the shirt was wrinkled, price tag was missing and the best one being because it's the last one.

I would only try to barter with BST deals, flea markets but not a big retail chain... Who does that?
On consumer segments on tv, they advise asking for a discount for stuff with imperfections (eg button missing), open box/floor models, etc. The key is to ask someone with the authority to give u a discount, not some peon.
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go for it, doesn't hurt to try. Worst thing they'll say is no.I've gotten better prices just by asking even in large retail stores.
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peano wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 3:47 am
I wonder how much the OP spends travelling back and forth to the CT store.
It's called a telephone. Welcome to 2015!
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Becks wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 4:22 am
On consumer segments on tv, they advise asking for a discount for stuff with imperfections (eg button missing), open box/floor models, etc. The key is to ask someone with the authority to give u a discount, not some peon.
A defect sure, but usually the stores could send the items back to their warehouse or the manufacturer for a credit...
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canadiankorean wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 8:32 pm
Why not buy it from the stores that sell for $4
this is rfd. people here will burn $10 in gas just to save $3 on something
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It all depends who you get when you are haggling. Many of the supervisors/managers have the ability to negotiate - for example, there are often items purchased for sales at heavily discounted prices, and those items will often appear as in-store specials later on. They will often drop the price of these items to "last sale price". Generally, last sale price is easy to get from them, especially if you are respectful when talking to them. Other times they will extend discounts to you that they give to special groups (such as the military discount for stores near the army base).

The mistake people often make when haggling is acting like they are doing the store a favour when the person you are dealing with really could care less if they sell it or not.
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If you think it's such a brilliant idea, why not just try it instead of asking our opinion and then getting mad at us when we think you're an idiot?
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When I used to work retail, there was no way for me to set the price any differently than what it scans as. If its damaged, then either the store absorbs it as a loss or it gets sent back to corporate. The person who ultimately makes that business decision (owner?) you may not get to speak to, especially over a $11 item.

You can try, but I don't see why they have to go to the back, dig it up, and then give you a discount for it.

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