The Art of Haggling

The Art of Haggling

From chain stores to hotels, people are realizing that with a few well-chosen words they can reap big discounts. We explore the surprising places people are negotiating better prices prices.

Haggling is alive and well in many countries, but it's not a skill most Americans embrace outside of car dealerships. The tough economy could be changing that. From chain stores to hotels, people are realizing that with a few well-chosen words they can reap big discounts. And thanks to the Internet, comparison shopping has never been easier. We explore the surprising places where people are negotiating better prices.

Guests

Jeff Yeager

Author of, "The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means"(Three Rivers Press, 2010)

Sara Laschever

Co-author of "Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want" (Bantam, 2008)

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