Monday, May 11, 2009

Haggling over Prices

I've been delinquent in posting here, but something happened today that reminded me again of how Africa prepared me for home. I submitted an offer on a house and thought, "It's just like bargaining in Africa." I know what they are asking, I know what I want to pay, and I made an offer that puts what I want to pay in the middle. I'll let you know how it works out and how many times we have to haggle. I'm not sure if my technique of walking away when we've reached my price point will work or not when it's a virtual walk away and the other person isn't there to chase me down the muddy aisle in the outdoor market.

3 comments:

Rob said...

I may be asking you for advice the next time we need to buy a home or other big ticket item. I am too timid and polite to haggle well.

Amanda said...

Where is the place you put an offer on? I'll keep my fingers crossed for you - exciting!

Jean said...

West Roxbury...Rob, I don't know if the haggling will work or not, but we'll see!