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* Just as vendors often start with absurdly high prices, you can do an equivalent trick by stating a price that is '''much lower''' than what you expect to pay in the end.  This gives you some negotiating room.  Don't go overboard though: if you offer a dollar for a carpet, the vendor will assume you have no idea of the item's true worth.
 
* Just as vendors often start with absurdly high prices, you can do an equivalent trick by stating a price that is '''much lower''' than what you expect to pay in the end.  This gives you some negotiating room.  Don't go overboard though: if you offer a dollar for a carpet, the vendor will assume you have no idea of the item's true worth.
 
* For prospective buyers, a common move is to '''bid the vendor farewell and start walking off'''. You will most certainly get at least two offers, each lower than the previous. Alternatively, the vendor may ask "How much do you want this?" (or words to that effect), which acknowledges the fact that they realise a potential sale is walking out of the door.
 
* For prospective buyers, a common move is to '''bid the vendor farewell and start walking off'''. You will most certainly get at least two offers, each lower than the previous. Alternatively, the vendor may ask "How much do you want this?" (or words to that effect), which acknowledges the fact that they realise a potential sale is walking out of the door.
* In some cultures it is also common for the salesman to walk off if the price is too low. This occurs the closer you get to the profit threshhold but stay firm, the salesman will return in minutes to try more bargaining (Ex: [[Ghana]] beach salesman).
 
 
* If there are two or more of you, you can '''wax theatrical'''. He wants the item, but she holds the purse strings and won't pay the price, or whatever.
 
* If there are two or more of you, you can '''wax theatrical'''. He wants the item, but she holds the purse strings and won't pay the price, or whatever.
 
* '''Be strong'''. Don't let them get to you, no matter how hard they push.
 
* '''Be strong'''. Don't let them get to you, no matter how hard they push.

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