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Old 04-11-07, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nobrainer440
The most powerful tool you have in any baragining situation is the will to walk away. Don't forget that.
ceptn when you walk into a shop that can do 40 grand on a Saturday and another 25-30 grand on Sunday, does about $5 mill in bikes and accessories a year and will sell that bike to someone else for the listed price, and typically might have (in road bikes) 5-10 older models in the store, total per year due to the number of bikes that get sold. Then the shop says, "No thank you".

That does not mean that if the customer appears to be one where a business relationship can be established, then something can't be done. Like deep discounts on accessories.

Do you guys negotiate the price of your groceries every week? "I'd really like to buy this can of soup. What kind of a deal can you give me?"

Always know who you are talking to. Don't forget that.

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