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6 Items Worth Negotiating

submitted on January 26, 2011 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
Most consumers think haggling is only appropriate when buying tchotkes at a street fair or facing off against a used-car dealer. But why not negotiate the cost of medical procedures? Or a new Sub-Zero refrigerator? If you’re not paying less than sticker price for these and other goods and services, you’re leaving money — and often lots of it — on the table. “Everything is negotiable,” says Stuart Diamond, adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and author of Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World. “All you have to do is ask.”

With that philosophy in mind, follow these tips to negotiate the best possible deal on 6 common fees and expenses:

1. Credit Card Rates
2. Mortgage and Refinancing Rates and Fees
3. Home Improvements
4. Home Appliances and Electronics
5. Cars
6. Medical Bills

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    Posted by lootango on January 26, 2011
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    And, of course, always negotiate when buying a new home!
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 26, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Lots of new 0% Balance Transfer offers showing up now. Banks getting competitive.
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 26, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    If you are a loyal customer, you do get better offers from all sources!

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