Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I have been without a dining room table for several weeks now and, at first, I didn't care. But lately, I have found it pretty annoying. In all honesty, my table is more commonly used to hold my junk than my dinner, but it is still needed.
So here's the story:
Mom and I went shopping on Saturday in search for a new table and chairs. The first place we went to was a furniture liquidators. It was a little shady, but whatever. We started browsing the furniture they had out and I didn't see anything I liked. The salesman said he had a lot in his warehouse so he brought out a magazine for me to browse through. After finding the set I liked, he checked to see if he had it.
When he came back he told me I could have it for $499. Um, no. I told him my budget was around $300. After his eyes bulged out he said he could go as low as $400 with a "neighborhood discount."
I know $400 is a great price, but I was feeling really hesitant. After debating it, I told him I couldn't do $400. First off, I was nervous to drop that much money and second, this was the first place I'd looked. What if there was something better out there?
When we got in the car, I looked at Mom and said "Where to next?" Just then, the salesman walked out and said he could do $350. I sat in the car for another minute or two... I thought I'll never get that price anywhere else, I like the table and chairs, suck it up and spend the money!
And that's the story of how I unknowingly haggled the price of my dining room table and chairs.
Here's the best part -
Original price: $890
Sale price: $499
My price: $350
I'd call that a job well done!