We are Realtors and as such we negotiate for a living, it's pretty much what we do constantly, day in and day out. If you are negotiating for business are you someone who negotiates in your personal life. I negotiate with my kids, have since they were little, but they don't know. I am so skilled at it that they think it is their idea. I will negotiate with the vendors in NYC and also at a flea market, it makes my daughter squirm but I almost feel like it is part of the game.
Some places don't seem to lend themselves to negotiating. The Gap is a prime example. Today I had a flat tire and I had to go to Mavis Tire in town to get it fixed and put back on my car. A couple came in (he had on a shirt that said stay 100 feet back on the back, that should have been a give away) He inquired about a new tire, was quoted a price and then said can you do better. Come on, it's a twenty-two year old kid working the counter. The kid said it was the price and then the stay 100 feet back says well do you give discounts to firemen. I am biting my tongue. Listen chubby 60 something, I know you are not running into burning buildings, stop trying to trade in on the NYC Firemen. Even the young man behind the counter knows that if you run anywhere you will have a heart attack. No firemen here, all in agreement raise your hand.
So do you negotiate all the time or do you save it for the big stuff?