If you’ve travelled overseas to a 3rd world country then you’ve probably done some shopping and used the local strategy of haggling over the cost.
This is what I’ve often found funny with this – people will bargain in these countries and help save themselves a few bucks, however they will likely not apply it at home when they are able to potentially save themselves large sums of money.
On the subject of acquiring golf sets there’s definitely instances when you could do some negotiating and secure a far better deal on the purchase.
So here are several ways to get you going.
Overcome Your Discomfort
Regrettably one of the more popular reasons people do not negotiate is because they don’t feel at ease with it.
The obvious way to overcome this is to watch out for situations to negotiate whenever you can.
Now I’m definitely not saying you need to haggle over the cost of everything, but there are certainly more times you can get yourself a far better deal by just asking .
Once you get into the habit of looking for these sort of opportunities you are going to be more confident and as a result your own bargaining capabilities will improve and you’ll save more money.
Bargaining for the cheapest price usually doesn’t occur just by walking into a shop and trying to haggle.
You must do your exploration first.
Jump on the internet and check out the prices being charged and then note the hottest deal you can find.
After that identify a few different stores where you can find what you’re looking for and check if you can negotiate an excellent price at those stores.
Have A Target Price
Before you go in and commence negotiating a great deal it’s always a good idea to think about what your top price limit is.
This way you will have something in mind during your discussions instead of just accepting any kind of offer that is made.
The best deal doesn’t always have to mean a discount. It is often easier to get retailers to throw in free things instead of offer you a discount.
So consider every other golf items you may require and ask if the retailer will toss them to your purchase for that brand new iron set.
More often than not the store could have some inventory that they’re looking to get rid of anyway, so they will be in a position to offer you some form of deal on the purchase.
Buying golf clubs is often an expensive exercise, so if you are able to negotiate yourself a better price then you are going to have a bit of cash left over to spend on balls or green fees.
So do some research and get organized before you venture out and bargain for a great deal. And if all else fails there will always be the internet stores to fall back on