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10. Pick your haggles

‘My father said: “You must never try to make all the money that’s in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many deals.’

J. PAUL GETTY

Look we’re all in the same boat. Everyone is already finding it hard to sell their products and services for the price that they used to command in the good old days. So, learning about when you can haggle (and when you can’t) is key to surviving the recession.

Part of the art of haggling is knowing when to haggle. Some of the places are fairly obvious: for example, markets and car-boot sales. It’s quite extraordinary that we all find our haggling boots in the shops, souks and bazaars when we’re ...

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