Our mindset in America tends to lean toward buying stuff on sale, always needing a discount to validate a purchase. Many of us are raised that way. It's not our faults. Maybe our mothers or grandmothers survived the Great Depression. Folding pieces of aluminum foil, saving scraps of plastic. Hey, my husband still insists on saving plastic bags, which eventually lose integrity. Have you ever touched a stuffed bag of old plastic bags? They don't break down ever, but they do fall apart.
It's also one of the things I do not like about shopping at, say, Safeway in Midtown Sacramento. They hand you a receipt and say, look, you saved $35 by being a Safeway customer. Ha, ha, ha. Do I look like I fell off a turnip truck yesterday?
My point is you do not have to scrape every dime off the table during negotiations in order to win. Often, paying full price means you won. And it is OK. Don't get sucked into the mindset that without a discount, life is miserable. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: The Secret to Saving Money is Not Always Pinching Pennies.