Imagine you’re in the grocery store and you hand the cashier a coupon for a particular product, but the register doesn’t recognize it. Do you tell the cashier not to worry about it and move on or do you ask her to call a manager to help you resolve the issue?
Sunday 4th of December 2011
I will haggle over the wrong price even if it is just a few cents. But I will be polite.
Friday 2nd of December 2011
I stood down a Starbucks barista over the refillable thermos 10 cent discount because of his attitude. He rang up the coffee and didn't apply the discount. When I reminded him, he said, "It's only ten cents."
Nosir, it IS ten cents. Don't "only" the dime.
Also because I don't care that it's only 10 cents this time, I purchased that cup for PiC to save money over the long term and letting it go at the register is just silly. But I try to make sure to get all the value at the counter before I leave, I prefer not to have to go back if I don't have to in case I have to go out of the way.
Thursday 17th of November 2011
If I have the time for it, I haggle for any amount! :)It's not the money, it's the feeling they are trying to trick me...
Monday 14th of November 2011
For me it's less about the amount and more about the percentage. If it's 50 cents off a $12 bag of frozen chicken I usually don't fuss; but if it's 50 cents off a $1.29 can of tuna I absolutely will wait to get a manager to void the order or substitute a code or whatever magic they seem to do. It's the same amount of money but there's a psychological element for me that makes it matter more when it's forty percent off an item rather than three or four percent.
Sunday 13th of November 2011
I will definitely haggle over amounts larger than a dollar. Last week, I waited for 10 minutes at the service desk for a manager to determine whether she could offer me their online price, and left the store without the shoes after an employee placed the order online for me so I could get the discount - I was prepared to wait for the shoes for two weeks, but I got them by Saturday - a GREAT deal considering I saved nearly $30!
Once I've got home and noticed a mistake, I'll rarely go back unless it's really egregious - the waste of time rarely compensates for the money.