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12 Times You Should Always Haggle for a Better Price

Haggling can get you a great deal on some items you may have paid full price for. Just remember to be polite—the worst that can happen is they’ll say no.

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“You should know that the markup on diamond jewelry is anywhere from 50 to 200 percent and more,” says Chhavi Agarwal, a personal finance expert at Mrs. Daaku Studio. There is always room for haggling. Agarwal suggests politely making a counteroffer. You’d be surprised the changes they are willing to make to the bill. If they refuse to come down in price, try to haggle the labor charges.

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Returned items

Never miss an opportunity to haggle for a better price on items that have been returned to stores. Stores will typically mark returned items that have been slightly used or have a ding with a price reduction, but it doesn’t hurt to ask for more off. They know that items that have already been opened aren’t as appealing to customers and they want to get them sold. To be more of a money expert, make sure you know about these savvy shopping tricks that will help you save.

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