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