Simply Use One Magic Word With Everyone You Meet And Put Thousands Of Dollars Into Your Pockets - Works Every Time!
There's a single word that can lead you to greater income
opportunities and greater savings when you are spending money.
One short word, it's act that many people put out their minds for
fear of looking foolish or stupid. Yet by performing that act, by
risking the slightest bit, untold riches await you.
What's that magic word? Try "Ask." Good things come to those of
us who ask. It's simple as inquiring about discounts, offering
amount, or coming up with an alternative.
A polite inquiry never hurts. A well-phrased question can be
assertive without being so aggressive that you turn off the
listener and cause him to refuse your request. A question can
open a door that your listener simply forgot to mention to you.
A good example for asking is a hotel. Hotels will frequently
quote a standard rack rate, but you only to inquire about a
discount rate to receive it, saving yourself anywhere from ten to
fifty percent on the cost of the room.
What we have here is negotiating plain and simple. Negotiating is
nothing more than the art of exploring possibilities and reaching
that point where both parties feel they are benefiting from the
transaction. It is wheeling and dealing, cutting a deal positive
for both sides.
In the current recession, asking for a better deal has become a
more acceptable approach than it might have been in the late
eighties. Companies want your business, and their willing to
negotiate for it. All you have to do is give them a hint you're
interested. Get the ball rolling.
Many of us are too used to accepting the formal, posted price in
a store to take a shot at bargaining. But bargaining can work if
you're dealing with the person with the authority to change the
price on the spot - and that could be the owner, or it could be
the salesperson. Negotiating is becoming more common these days
in small retail stores and other commercial businesses. One
writer notes that understanding the other side is the most
important element of negotiating, and right now the other side
wants to generate revenue - even if it's at the expense of a
large profit margin.
Take a shot at asking a few questions when you go out to make a
purchase. You'll find yourself saving a lot of money.