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Friday, March 12, 2010

It Pays to Ask

When we were in school we were  always been told, "There's no such thing as a dumb question."  As adults, however, we are so scared of sounding ignorant that we are afraid to ask any questions.  We want so desperately to appear wise and have others look up to us.  The teacher in school was trying to make the point that the only way to grow our minds is to ask questions.  While questions help us to grow in our intelligence, they can also help us grow in our savings!

Often, when it comes to money we feel that by questioning the price, we are being greedy or taking advantage of someone. So we tend to just pay the asking price without comment.  However, there are many times that just by asking we can get a discount!  No, it's not rude or hurting anyone.  Just because you are getting a better deal doesn't mean you're hurting the other person. They will let you know if it can't be sold for less.  They will sell the item still for a profit, albeit a little less, and you'll get better bang for your buck.  It's a win-win situation.

The worst that can happen is that you're told 'no', but you might be surprised at the reduced prices you get on things you never thought could be discounted!  Just remember,  

"There's no such thing as a dumb question!"

This post is linked to Thrifty Thursday and Frugal Fridays



Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I agree 100% !

It never hurts to ask, the worst they can do is say no, right? AS far as I am concerned everything is negotiable.

Coupon Teacher said...

I ask, and sometimes it works!

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