Bargaining

Bargaining is not that common in the United States, although there are exceptions. Typically buyers haggle over the price of new and used cars and some big-ticket items like furniture, electronics and appliances. Many electronics stores and car dealers will meet or beat the price of a competitor if you show them an ad with a price published in a newspaper. Bargaining is also acceptable with street vendors and at flea markets where the merchant is more likely to give you a quantity discount. Many vendors will also lower their prices at the end of the day so they will have fewer items to pack up and move. Bartering over produce tends to be frowned on at farmer’s markets since the prices are already low.

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